Anti-Ageing Detox Smoothie:
Avocado, Blueberries, Spinach, Banana, Chia Seeds, Cacao Nibs, Maca Powder, Turmeric Root, Coconut Milk.
Check out the amazing effects that each of these super food ingredients can have on your body and their impact on your overall health.
Today’s life enhancing smoothie beverage contains a combination of 8 ingredients that have significant anti aging properties and benefits. Well it is no coincidence that these foods are some of the most prominent high-antioxidant foods and anti-inflammatory foods around too.
Here are the benefits of anti-aging ingredients I’ve included in my recipe:
-Support of cognitive function
-Aid bone health
-Improved gut health
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Maca powder comes from the maca root vegetable. Maca is a type of cruciferous vegetable native to the Andes of Peru. Maca is Peru’s hidden secret. Maca root acts as a natural antioxidant. Antioxidants help neutralize harmful free radicals, fighting off chronic disease and preventing damage to cells.It is high in calcium, iron, vitamin-C, and essential amino acids, which would make it a superfood on its own — but as the Incas knew, maca has extraordinary rejuvenative powers.
It has anti-aging and skin-lightening properties, and it has been used in cosmetics formulations for centuries. According to extensive research, including studies published in Immunity & Ageing, the curcumin in turmeric may help against aging of the joints, brain and other neurodegenerative conditions.
-ability to control inflammation, even more than aspirin and ibuprofen. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of turmeric have been proven effective in treating multiple skin conditions, such as acne and psoriasis.
It helps slow the effects of aging, according to research. Cacao is the source of original, natural chocolate. It comes from the seeds of the fruit of the cacao tree. Organic, raw cacao is a superfood containing a variety of unique phytonutrients, including high amounts of sulfur and magnesium. Cacao nibs have more antioxidant activity than tea, wine, blueberries and even goji berries. Ultimately, it’s the flavonoids in cacao that makes it an above-and-beyond superfood.
Blueberries have been shown to delay aging and promoting longevity. They help limit cellular damage caused by free radicals and preventing a large array of ailments.
Most research on the health benefits of blueberries focuses on their cognitive benefits, protecting memory-associated regions in the brain from oxidative damage and slowing age-related damage to brain cells.
Has been in the spotlight recently as a superfood, containing phytochemicals and important essential nutrients to prevent the negative effects of aging. Avocados are packed with monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants, which are key compounds into keeping your arteries healthy and young
Rich in fiber, omega-3 fats, protein, vitamins and minerals. Chia seeds benefits include promoting healthy skin, reducing signs of aging, supporting the heart and digestive system, building stronger bones and muscles.
Contains protective compounds make spinach on of the best anti-aging foods there is.
It preserves Skin Health.
Frequently eating foods such as spinach which contain antioxidants is helpful in fostering new skin cell growth and supporting the production of collagen, one of the main building blocks of skin that is responsible for its elasticity and youthful appearance. Therefore a way to naturally slow aging and to increase skin’s immunity is to eat spinach and other antioxidant-rich vegetables.
Its nutrition offers great ability to build up the body’s immune defenses and prevent disease. Coconut milk, and additionally coconut oil and coconut water are among the world’s healthiest foods.
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*How anti-aging foods slow aging: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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