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Anti-Aging Foods Rich in Antioxidants

Dear Dr. Dave and Dr. Dee,

What are some good anti-aging foods? Why would these foods help wrinkles?



Dear Curious,

Anti-aging foods are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants help keep skin firm by protecting the skin's collagen and elastic tissue from oxidants or "free radicals" (unstable oxygen molecules) that attack it. These foods could help prevent and reduce inflammation, regulate metabolism, burn body fat, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, prevent cancer, protect against heart disease, and benefit digestive health (, 2009)

Different doctors and nutritionists have their favorite antioxidant foods. But, certain foods seem to show up on most lists such as berries, fruits, dark green leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, tea, nuts, beans and whole grains.

Dr. Dave and Dr. Dee highly recommend the book, "How Not To Die" by Michael Greger, M.D.

Dr. Greger uses evidenced based, scientific research to support a whole food, plant based nutrition as the key to preventing, reducing, and reversing diseases such as cancer, Alzheimers, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease. His website,, has videos on every topic of interest related to nutrition and health.

Dr. Greger's Daily Dozen Checklist:

Beans (3 servings)

Berries (1 serving)

Other Fruit (3 servings)

Cruiciferous Vegetables (1 serving)

Greens (2 servings)

Flaxseeds (1 serving)

Nuts & Seeds (1 serving)

Herbs & Spices (1 serving)

Whole Grains (3 servings)

Beverages (5 servings)

Exercise (1)

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