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8 Best Anti-Aging Foods

Hayley Hobson
mbg Contributor By Hayley Hobson
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Hayley Hobson is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur, based in Boulder, Colorado. She is the author of Hayley Hobson's Hip Guide To Creating A Sexy And Abundant Life, the host of The Whole You podcast, and is also a doTERRA Certified Oil Double Presidential Diamond.

Let's face it: no one wants to age. Unfortunately, it's inevitable. But at what rate are you aging?

The way we live our lives determines whether or not we age with grace. Although there are anti-aging creams galore on the market, did you know that certain foods that can reduce the signs of aging as well?

Here are 8 foods that can help you to age with grace:

Berries

Who doesn't love berries? Berries are also super rich in antioxidants, which promote cell health and protect against disease. 

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Avocado

Avocados are a magnificent source of vitamin E, potassium and antioxidants.

Garlic

Bet you didn't know garlic does way more than ward off vampires and make your breath stink. Garlic actually lowers your cholesterol and blood pressure, and is a big immune system booster! It's also an anti-viral and antibacterial food, and can help reduce the growth and spread of cancer cells. WOW!

Fiber-rich grains

I don't do gluten, but oats, brown rice and quinoa are excellent sources of fiber, which helps keeps things moving in your bowel. A diet rich in fiber rids the body of yucky and unwanted substances. Whole grains can also lower the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

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Leafy greens

Dark greens are loaded with antioxidants and help fight the free radicals in your body that make you age faster than you normally would. Spinach and kale, specifically, protect against the negative effects of UV rays.

Red wine

Believe it or not, one glass of red wine can protect your heart from disease. There's a wonderful antioxidant in red wine called resveratrol, which can help prevent blood clots. If you're not a wine drinker, you can get resveratrol in supplement form.

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Nuts

Nuts are a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E and calcium.

Legumes

Beans are chock full of antioxidants and minerals that are vital to your health. They get a bad rap at times for the gas factor, but with they're well worth it thanks to the fiber and and goodies jammed in these tiny packages. You definitely don't want to miss out on eating legumes.

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