Longevity Tip ~ #9 of 10 Anti-Aging Foods

Cinnamon

Don’t overlook this common spice! Research shows that cinnamon may decrease the post-meal insulin spike. And the more controlled the spike, the less likely you are to store body fat. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon on your favorite foods daily — yogurt, oats, cottage cheese, or in a smoothie — it not only tastes great, but may help slim your waistline. And, it’s a powerful antioxidant to boot. Combine two anti-aging ingredients by putting some in your morning coffee.

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Longevity Tip ~ #8 of 10 Anti-Aging Foods

Spinach

This leafy green is a true nutrient powerhouse — and it’s easy to add to foods like scrambled eggs, pasta, as the base of a salad, or even smoothies. Spinach is rich in lutein, which has been shown to have anti-aging properties. Eating spinach (or including it in your morning green juice) will keep your skin healthy and hydrated. And hydrated skin looks younger.

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Longevity Tip ~ #7 of 10 Anti-Aging Foods

Oats

Oats are one easy way to load up on fiber. Since fiber also helps fill you up, it may reduce the risk of middle-age weight gain when combined with other smart nutrition choices. And skincare products that include oats will help soothe irritated skin and smooth rough skin, helping you look younger. Oats contain many powerful antioxidants, including avenanthramides. These compounds may help reduce blood pressure and provide other benefits.

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Longevity Tip ~ #6 of 10 Anti-Aging Foods

Coffee

Coffee gets a bad rap, but it’s not as bad as you might think. The problem is what you put in your coffee — cream and sugar. Some data suggests coffee drinkers have less of a chance of dying from heart disease. Need another reason to enjoy a cup of joe? It may also lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. Plus, the caffeine and antioxidants found in coffee help your body repair damage to cells caused by free radicals.

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Longevity Tip ~ #5 of 10 Anti-Aging Foods

Greek Yogurt

When it comes to your yogurt, go Greek! This type of yogurt has double the protein and half the sugar of regular yogurt. Search for a Greek yogurt that has probiotics — special cultures that are great for gut health. Greek yogurt also has less lactose than regular yogurt, which makes it easier to digest. As an added bonus, applying Greek yogurt to your face can help keep you skin healthy, soft and smooth. It helps fight the visible signs of aging and combats skin conditions like acne, rosacea and eczema.

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Longevity Tip ~ #4 of 10 Anti-Aging Foods

Whey Protein

As we age, muscle mass begins to decline about one percent per year. This loss becomes a vicious cycle — loss of muscle means lower metabolism, loss of coordination and balance and the list goes on. Fortunately, combining strength training with a little “magical” by-product of milk (whey protein isolate) can do wonders. Try adding it to a smoothie, mix in some blueberries, and you have a winner! You can find whey protein powder in most grocery or health food stores.

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Longevity Tip ~ #3 of 10 Anti-Aging Foods

Pistachios

These little green nuts are super high in anti-aging nutrients (like proteins, healthy dietary fats, copper, phosphorous, vitamin E, vitamin B6, lutein and manganese, plus antioxidants). And they have a major one up on other nuts — they come in a shell. According to a study published in the journal Appetite, subjects consumed 41 percent fewer calories when in-shell nuts are offered compared to those already shelled. So get crackin’!

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