My Favorite Anti – Aging Foods

6/24/15 ~~

I love eating good food, especially when it’s good for my skin!  So, I thought I would share my 3 favorite Anti -Aging foods with you.  So delicious, good for you, and will help you reveal smoother skin.  What could be better?

1. Almonds – A great afternoon snack especially when eaten instead of high-sugar processed snacks!
Almonds are best when raw and are among the healthiest nut choices out there. They offer protein, fiber, and numerous vitamins and minerals and healthy fats to promote cell repair.

2. Avocados – Avocados are high in monounsaturated oleic acid. Increasing your intake of monounsaturated fats, versus both polyunsaturated fats and carbohydrates, has been shown to provide a marked improvement in insulin sensitivity, glycemic control and inflammation.

These healthy fats help cell repair and therefore help your skin fight free radical damage.

3. Dark Chocolate – The potent anti-oxidants found in Dark Chocolate naturally hydrate your skin, reduce inflammation, and fight skin damage caused by the sun. It’s very important to make sure it’s 70 – 75 % or higher cacao content to assure less sugar – because as we know sugar ages you faster. The higher the cacao percentage will also maximize the antioxidant potency for more youth boosting benefits!

Products I Love​​

A great way to add variety to eating almonds is to make your own almond butter or you can buy Trader Joe’s Almond Butter.  So good and no added sugars.

If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you, you can buy it on Amazon!

Recipe Corner

I’m slightly obsessed with this salad right now, it’s so refreshing and savory at the same time.  A great way to get one of my favorite anti aging foods – AVOCADO.  Yum!  I usually add chicken, steak, or seafood for some added protein.   Enjoy!

Serves 4

  • 1 bunch flowering kale, de-stemmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 bunch endive (chicory)
  • 1 red grapefruit
  • 1 yellow grapefruit
  • 1 avocado
  • 3 tablespoons creamy goat cheese
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup grapefruit juice
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  1. Place the kale and endive in a bowl. Peel and slice the grapefruits and add to the bowl, reserving ¼ cup juice. Chop the avocado and add to the bowl.
  2. Add the goat cheese in small dollops.
  3. In a small cup mix the grapefruit juice, olive oil and poppy seeds. Drizzle on the salad.
Calories: 188     Fat: 10 g     Carbohydrates: 17 g     Sodium: 90 mg     Fiber: 10 g    Protein: 7 g
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Happy Eating!