Friday, September 25, 2009

100 Healthy Living Tips #7 Add These Anti-Aging Foods to your Diet

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Today's healthy living tip involves eating your broccoli. Many of us don't eat enough broccoli or other veggies from the cruciferous family - which includes cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, trunips, radishes, kale and brussel sprouts. These, however, are antiaging foods which help keep our joints healthy, help rid our bodies of toxins and protect us from diseases like cancer. That's a lot of health for the money!

It's best to eat these antiaging foods raw or lightly cooked to keep important enzymes in tact. One way to do this is to add them to salads. Cabbage, cauliflower, brocolli and radishes all add color and flavor to your daily salad.

Other healthy recipes include slicing, seasoning lightly with a non-salt seasoning like Mrs Dash, then sauteeing lightly with some olive oil and garlic (another antiaging food that helps increase your immunity to illness). Mix and match a variety in one tasty dish.

Another easy recipe for brocolli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts is to bake. Simply slice, put into a zip loc bag with some seasoning and olive oil, shake to cover completely, then bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

Try adding turnips, cauliflower or brocolli to soups too. If you think you don't care for turnips, once they are diced into a soup, you can't really tell them from potatoes.

All of these antiaging vegetables are packed with nutrients, enzymes and fiber and they are low in calories so they go well with any weightloss plan too.

The trick to adding more antiaging foods to your diet is simply to buy them at the supermarket and keep them handy. When you're whipping up dinner, think about adding brocolli or cauliflower to your meal, whether it's soup, salad or as a vegetable side dish. Add a blend of herbs to spice up the taste and discover which of these veggies you like best. Don't be afraid to experiment with new recipes. As you get older, you'll be glad you did!

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