10 Anti-aging Foods

Avocados are a great source of vitamin E and potassium, as well as monounsaturated fats and antioxidants.
Avocados are a great source of vitamin E and potassium, as well as monounsaturated fats and antioxidants.

Whether you eat them in slices or mashed into guacamole, avocados are a fruit that has long been hailed for its anti-aging properties. Avocados are a great source of vitamin E and potassium, as well as monounsaturated fats and antioxidants. The vitamins and minerals in avocados have been shown to reduce cholesterol, improve skin health and lower blood pressure [source: Watson].

Avocados are also rich in folates (also called folic acid or vitamin B). Folates have been linked to heart attack prevention and reducing the risk of osteoporosis [source: Johnson]. Avocados also contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that has been shown to lower bad cholesterol, increase good cholesterol and protect against blood clots.

To learn more about aging, healthy foods and how to thwart the aging process with a healthy diet, take a look at the links below.

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