5 Super Foods That Will Help You Reclaim Your Youth

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These natural remedies help your skin and teeth defy time. And they may be in your diet already! Here's what they are and how they fight aging.

1) Oatmeal
Non-processed (read: not instant) versions of this breakfast favorite are packed with amino acids and vitamin E, which nourish your skin, combat sun damage and counteract aging free radicals.

2) Coffee
Caffeine is best known for its ability to cause vaso-constriction(the ability to make blood vessels smaller) and therein to reduce redness in the skin. Its diuretic action may also contribute to a depuffing effect

3) Mozarella Cheese
Brighter-looking teeth can take years off your face. Foods high in calcium, like mozzarella (even lowfat options), protect and strengthen the enamel of your teeth. They also increase the production of saliva, which helps fight off yellowing bacteria.


4) Grapefuit
The vitamin C packed in this nutritious citrus fruit promotes collagen growth, which helps prevent sagging skin.

5) Walnuts
This nut is high in Omega-3 fatty acids that increase the moisture levels in your skin and help plump up wrinkles. They are also a rich source of energy and contains health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. Toss a few into your salad to reap the benefits.

References & Further Reading:
1. Joseph Banker, DMD, Founder, Creative Dental Care, Westfield, NJ. Gervaise Gerstner, MD, New York City medical and cosmetic dermatologist. Gary Goldenberg, MD, Medical Director of Dermatology Faculty Practice, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City. Debra Luftman, MD, dermatologist and simple advisory board member. Mario Russo, owner, Salon Mario Russo, Boston  Via WomansDay.com
2. Facial Image Source: http://ku7u.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/anti-aging.jpg
3. Cheese & Grape fruit Image Source: Getty Images

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