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You want a long and healthy life, right?

September is Healthy Aging Month, and that starts with nutrition, more important than ever, given our current world of toxins, depleted soils, processed foods, and chemicals. Eat right and you’ll have clear, glowing skin and eyes; shiny hair; wrinkle and sagging-free skin; healthy weight; good health; and more.

The nutrients in foods give our cells information on how to perform, so if unhealthy eating habits don’t affect you now, they probably will sometime in the future.

WHAT’S A SUPER FOOD?

A super food has an ultra-high nutrient content, and is often known for playing a role in aiding health or the anti-aging process. These foods aren’t anything exotic; in fact, you can find most of them in any supermarket, and they can either be eaten or included in your favorite juices or smoothies.

There are many super foods, but here are just a few suggestions from us at pluggz:

    • Grapefruit

Grapefruit floods the liver, where health really begins, with nutrient-rich juice, keeping that organ in tip-top shape and helping it to burn fat.

    • Pumpkin

Just one cup is packed with Vitamins A and C, minerals, and carotenoids, fiber and phytosterols.

 Combine 100&  pure canned pumpkin with another super food, yogurt, for a powerful snack.

  • Kale

A member of the cabbage family, this vegetable has more iron than beef and is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, meaning that it boosts immunity, fights arthritis, asthma and some autoimmune disorders.

Kale can be steamed, boiled, stir-fried, or eaten raw. Click here for some yummy, easy recipes.

  • Blueberries

One handful gives you vitamins, minerals, flavanoids and antioxidants, boosting immunity, lowering inflammation and aiding in the anti-aging process. Eat them fresh or frozen; there are some very good frozen ones on the market.

If you’re 20-something, you’re probably thinking, “So what’s all this got to do with me?”  Remember, though, our bodies are brilliant machines and they remember everything; in our youth, nothing seems to have much affect, but things like frequent partying, skimping on sleep, eating poorly and getting too much sun exposure, among others, will only get us in our 50s! So it’s never too early to start thinking about it!

ABOUT PLUGGZ:

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We found this on one of our favorite sites, MINDBODYGREEN.COM and thought it would be perfect for our “Family Wellness” week!

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Kale is one of the best greens around, and it’s a good idea to get your kids used to it right away; in fact, kale chips is one of the best snacks around. You can either buy it in package form or make your own by brushing a little olive oil and sea salt on kale pieces and baking them for about 5 minutes.)

Kale contains vitamins K, A and C, as well as calcium, iron, and antioxidants.  It has anti-inflammatory properties, aids cardiovascular support and is a good natural detox food.

For the recipe and to learn more, get to the MindBodyGreen.Com site and click here.