I was reading an article the other day about foods that can help maintain healthy skin and I thought they seemed very similar to the foods I eat to help control my cholesterol. So I cross checked them, and sure enough, many of them were the same!
Then I saw an episode of Dr. Oz about the best foods for anti-aging, and there were the same foods again. So I decided to see what else these foods could help with and discovered they’re also on every weight loss list, and similarly lists for a flat stomach. They can also help to boost mood, provide energy, and fight wrinkles.
Here are the 9 foods that made have benefits in each of those areas:
- Whole Grains (Quinoa, Brown Rice)
- Green Tea
- Olive Oil
Sometimes the recommendations on how many servings of which foods can get so complicated. But it’s easy to work in a small list like this on a daily basis. A bowl of blueberries with yogurt and nuts or granola for breakfast, a spinach salad with beans for lunch, green tea in the afternoon, and a dinner of salmon with quinoa cooked with olive oil and you’re done!
On the flip side, there are foods associated with heart disease, weight gain, aging, skin damage, low energy, and depression. Not surprisingly, these foods are processed foods, foods high in sugars, or refined carbohydrates and unhealthy fats.
Adding foods from the healthy group while limiting foods from the unhealthy group will help you to feel better and be healthier as you age.