1. Avocados: are one of the best fruits to fight against aging, which is good news as they are high in vitamin E and a rich source of skin-protective antioxidants, essential for glowing skin and shiny hair. These wonder fruits also have a high folate content, which is important for skin cell regeneration and will give skin a more youthful complexion.
  2. Blueberries: This little berry of goodness has so many health benefits we don’t know where to start. It’s rich vitamin C content aids blood circulation and provides minerals and salts which help the body to fight the ageing process. Also high in potassium – found in all fruit and veg – fluid balance in cells is regulated, so combating puffiness and fluid retention. Add to your morning cereal or a breakfast smoothie now!2
  3. Broccoli: Steaming broccoli is the best way to hold onto all the great nutrients that this vegetable contains. A high source of fiber not only does
    broccoli help keep body weight low but with vitamin C and beta-carotene,
    it helps prevent and fight heart disease.3
  4. Cinnamon: is a known tonic and stimulant that warms the whole system and helps to combat fatigue. Sprinkle a little on your cereal at breakfast to get your daily intake.4
  5. Dark chocolate: It’s the dark secret that we are allowed to indulge in – provided it’s made with at least 70% cocoa. Full of protein and B vitamins, we promise small doses of this treat will help burn fat and improve your skin and hair.1810
  6. Kidney beans: Pulses, and in particular, kidney beans are packed with fiber, potassium and zinc which all help to reduce cholesterol and protect against heart disease. But their big winner is protein: weight for weight dried beans contain as much protein as fillet steak, but have more health benefits. Add cold to a salad or include any time you make a vegetable chili.6

  7. Red cabbage: The wrinkle busting Purple Foods Diet is currently taking the US by storm and the reason? Purple-coloured foods are the best source of antioxidants which can not only protect against cancer, but help to ward off wrinkles too.
  8. Olive oil: Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory monounsaturated fat, olive oil figures prominently in the Mediterranean diet. It may explain the lower rates of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and age-related cognitive decline in people who follow this way of eating.olive-oil-968657_960_720