Anti-Aging Super Foods from Doctor Oz

Posted on May 11th, 2011, by iMinerva

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I’m typically not a big fan of TV ”experts”  – but I love Dr. Oz.  Somehow, I believe him and trust his information.  If only I would follow all that good advice.  I’m trying, really I am, to work on his “Anti-Aging Foods Cheat Sheet.”   (www.doctoroz.com/videos/anti-aging-foods-cheat-sheet)

The 12 foods listed are all foods I like, can find at the local grocery, and can even afford….no exotic, magic elixirs.  Not surprising that tuna, lean beef, and low fat cottage cheese are included but I wasn’t expecting cucumbers, blood oranges, and mangos to be on the list.

Seems that the cucumber peelings contain silica which apparently helps reduce wrinkles and boost collagen.  I just ordered a bushel-load from Peapod.  Wrinkles be gone!

Blood oranges also help the skin with antioxidants to fight free radical damage and UV rays.  Added to this list of good sources of wrinkle-busters are blueberries (antioxidants), red peppers and brussel sprouts (collagen builder and free radical fighter), oysters (zinc for building collagen), sunflower seeds (collagen booster), and cod (selenium protects from sun damage and cancer).

Foods from the Mediterranean are also recommended – things like fennel, octopus (calamari but probably not fried), gigantes and giant lima beans.   I may have to go the Italy to verify the truth of this but I do know from past vacations, Italian women are beautiful and have incredible skin – even with the Mediterranean sun.

You know I’m not walking away from my lotions and potions, but I am going to try replacing a box of Girl Scout cookies with some Dr. Oz-recommended wrinkle-cheaters.    Check it out and let me know what you think.

Recipe for Anti-Aging Green Monster Drink

1 C Apple juice

¼ C Carrot juice

¼ C Cucumber……

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