There may not be such a thing as a foundation of youth, but the
foods and supplements featured in this chapter will quickly help
you get on the path towards looking and feeling younger.
If we are what we eat, it’s time to take a serious look at your diet
and the type of foods you’ve been consuming that may contribute
to lack of energy, brain fog, wrinkles and bad skin.
Instead of processed foods that leave your skin dry and wrinkled,
stock up on these expert-recommended ingredients next time
you’re out grocery shopping and begin the transformation!
Surprising? It shouldn’t be. Sesame seeds are high in calcium and
rich in many other minerals including magnesium, iron and fiber -Anti-Aging Super Foods: Special Report 7
all of which support healthy bones.
Pineapple includes a powerful mineral called manganese which
activates the prolidase enzyme, which helps with the formation
and increased production of collagen.
Why does collagen matter so much?
An added boost of collagen production (that’s created by the
amino acid proline that comes from pineapple) will give you an
immediate improvement in skin strength and elasticity which will
make you look youthful and toned.
Not only is dark chocolate loaded with anti-aging benefits, but it’s Anti-Aging Super Foods: Special Report 8
great as a replacement for sugary cravings if you’re trying to cut
carbs and lose weight.
Dark chocolate is packed with flavanols, which are known to
increase blood flow to the skin which improves overall circulation.
As an added benefit, because of the flavanols found in dark
chocolate, and their ability to absorb UV radiation, you’ll be able
to protect your skin from the damaging effects of sun exposure.
One of the top power berries of them all, blueberries contain
more antioxidants than nearly any other fruit! Better yet, they
also reduce skin damage caused by sun exposure.
But there’s yet another reason to incorporate blueberries into
your daily diet: they contain high levels of Vitamin C which works
to prevent wrinkles and smooth fine lines.Anti-Aging Super Foods: Special Report 9
Tip: Blueberries are also known to help protect your skin from
emotional stress and even over exercising and the dark purple
seeds from Concord grades are filled with polyphenols that will
help keep your mind sharp.
Incorporate one-half cup of blueberries into your diet every day to
prevent cell-structure damage and prevent the loss of firmness in
It should come as no surprise that pomegranate is an essential
fruit when it comes to anti-aging and softening your skin so that it
looks and feels years younger.
Pomegranate is a top ingredient in many shakes, smoothies and
vitamin-based drinks as well as many anti-aging and weight loss Anti-Aging Super Foods: Special Report 10
recipes because of the high levels of ellagic acid and punicalagin,
found in its seeds.
Ellagic acid is a compound that fights damage from free radicals
while punicalagin is a super nutrient that helps boost collagen
production and connective tissue – both of which will give your
skin a soft, plump and smooth look.
Tip: Try to incorporate more than pomegranate juice. Consider
purchasing seeds that you can sprinkle into foods and recipes.
Kale, Spinach or Swiss Chard
When it comes to firming up that loose skin and minimizing
wrinkles, take your pick between these three power foods.
These vital veggies include special phytonutrients that help
protect your skin from sun damage, while fueling your body with
antioxidant compounds.Anti-Aging Super Foods: Special Report 11
Spinach is loaded with beta-carotene, a powerful nutrient that has
been proven to improve overall skin elasticity.
Tip: Try to include 3-4 cups of kale, spinach or Swiss chard into
your daily diet. Replace iceberg or romaine lettuce with spinach.
Swiss chard leaves, as well as Kale, are loaded with chlorophyll, a
super nutrient that can block the effects of cancer-causing