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What Are the Best Everyday Superfoods to Fight the Aging Process?
By now, you're probably familiar with the buzzword "superfoods," but what are they exactly, and how do they fight the aging process?
According to Merriam-Webster, a superfood is a food (such as salmon, broccoli, or blueberries) that is rich in compounds (such as antioxidants, fiber, or fatty acids) considered beneficial to a person's health. In the battle against aging, antioxidants are kryptonite to the free radicals that cause damage to our DNA. Oxidative damage to DNA is aging at the cellular level.
You've probably read lists of superfoods in the past with a bunch of weird, unpronounceable names requiring a visit to a specialty grocery store. These recommendations of acai berries, spirulina, wheatgrass, etc., might make it into a smoothie a couple of times but soon find their way to the back of the cupboard only to become high-priced garbage six months later.
Maybe we call some of these "superfoods" because they're super expensive, super hard to find, and super bad tasting. We want to give you a grocery list of antioxidant-rich foods for everyday wellness that help fight the aging process.
Ginger is one of our most versatile superfoods. The properties of ginger stimulate digestion, lower blood pressure, reduce nausea, and regulate blood sugar. More importantly, ginger is a potent antioxidant that encourages increased blood flow. That's why ginger is one of the natural, organic, plant-based ingredients in Anther.
Due to its spicy flavor, ginger tends to overpower many dishes, and cooks use it sparingly. Unless you love the kick of ginger in your food, it can be challenging to ingest it in the proper amount for optimal wellness. The easiest way to get your ginger is through daily supplementation like taking Anther.
Berries enhance cognitive ability and contain loads of antioxidants. A cup of berries also provides needed fiber to keep you full longer and aid in digestion.
Fresh blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or blackberries can be tough to find all year round. You get the same benefits from frozen berries, but be careful. Frozen berries are often sweetened, so be sure to pick some without the added sugar.
Technically another berry, tomatoes are likely the most common superfood in your diet. We eat tons of tomatoes in sauces, salsas, salads, and sandwiches. Again, be careful with tomatoes because many items are very high in sugar, like ketchup.
Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, a substance known to protect against some cancers. A study from 2007, "Antioxidant nutritional quality of tomato," reports regular consumption of tomatoes is associated with decreased risk of chronic degenerative diseases.
Avocados may be the fruit that started the superfood revolution. These bumpy dark green wonders are rich in vitamins C, K, and folate. Avocados are heart-healthy because they contain quality monounsaturated fat. Many vitamins and minerals from other foods need the soluble fat from avocados for your system to absorb them.
As a powerful antioxidant, avocados have a potential neuroprotective effect. Ongoing studies indicate that avocados suppress the generation of free radicals linked to Huntington's, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's diseases.
As one of nature's most perfect foods, eggs are a fantastic source of lutein, protein, and iron. A single egg contains vitamins A, B, D, E, and about 5 grams of healthy fats. Eggs are also high in antioxidant properties contributing to the prevention of heart disease and cancer.
To receive all the benefits, you must eat the whole egg (you can skip the shell) and ideally in its most raw form. Frying or boiling eggs reduces their antioxidant properties by almost half.
If you're concerned about cholesterol in eggs, check out this article from the Cleveland Clinic.
Red meat is an important dietary source of protein and essential nutrients. It's a powerful antioxidant shown to improve concentration, reduce depression, increase energy, and prevent early aging. The omega-3s in red meat also enhances arterial vessel elasticity reducing your risk of heart disease.
Often villainized by the alternative health community, there is no strong evidence linking red meat consumption to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease or colon cancer.
Coffee is another antioxidant on our list that reduces inflammation and promotes mental acuity. A Harvard University study concludes that long-term coffee consumption is associated with a statistically significantly lower risk for type 2 diabetes.
Of course, when we say coffee, we don't mean a Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha with 470 calories and 59 grams of added sugar. A regular cup of black coffee or a shot of espresso will do the trick.
Supplement Your Diet
While it wouldn't be difficult to include all of the above items in your daily menu, the best way to ensure optimal daily nutrition is supplementation. Wellness research shows an association between taking supplements, eating well, and exercising. The chances are that if you do one, you'll do all three.
Odds are that you're one of the more than 50% of men over thirty who take daily supplements for wellness. If so, why are you ignoring your most important asset? The truth is that cellular aging begins at 30, and from then on, nature can challenge a man's vitality at a greater percentage year after year.
Anther is a patented, doctor-formulated, plant-based supplement that helps keep cells in the penis healthy as you age. Containing four targeted natural ingredients of Paullina cupana, Muira puama, L-Citrulline, and ginger, Anther helps the penis fight natural aging every day.
Taking Anther helps your cells win the daily battle against aging by naturally stimulating nitric oxide production and warding off toxic free radicals that accumulate and block antioxidant production.
We believe in long-term wellness, and as you age, paying closer attention to what's good for your body pays off.
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