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Anti-aging foods

The big question is do anti-aging foods really exist? In a culture obsessed with youth and beauty, there are many products on the market that promise to keep you young-looking and your skin fresh and dewy.

However, few people realize that instead of spending a fortune on these remedies, you can get the same benefits from a diet rich in anti aging foods. The youthfulness and elasticity that our skin retains can be directly improved by seeking out these anti aging foods and finding ways to increase our intake. Anti aging foods are items rich in Beta-Carotene, which is converted to Vitamin A by the body.

Vitamin A is an antioxidant which prevents against the harmful effects of free-radicals which are all around us, keeping us youthful and resistant to infection. It can be toxic if taken in excess, so nutritionists don't recommend taking supplements. Instead, try and boost your dietary intake of foods containg A or Beta-Carotene, which is converted into A.

All foods which are orange in color contain Beta-Carotene. That means carrots, peaches, apricots and sweet potatoes all help to keep you looking youthful. It's also found in dark green vegetables such as spinach and broccoli. Including these items more frequently in your diet will not only add interest to a familiar routine, it'll help your skin stay fresh and smooth.

Summary: Make sure you increase your beta-carotene with dark green vegetables, carrots, peaches, tomatoes and mangos for a younger, better you! There are lots of creative ways to increase your intake of these nutritious items. Put grated carrots in pasta sauces where they will not be noticed but will up the Beta-Carotene count. Add spinach leaves to salads. Make fruit smoothies with peaches and mangos. Substitute mango for tomatoes in salsa. Make your own fresh juices. The options are endless!




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