Can superfoods make you younger?
Well, not exactly, they can’t turn back time. But they can provide us with anti-aging elements that make us both look and feel younger!
More specifically, “superberries” are packed with benefits that promote anti-aging properties. For example, Goji berries have been reported as supporting longevity and helping to fight degenerative diseases like premature aging. Plus, the polysaccharides in Goji berries are known for promoting the production of the human growth hormone by stimulating the pituitary gland, which slows the processes of diseases that cause fast aging. Also, the antioxidant zeaxanthin aids in vision as we age, and the antioxidant astaxanthin works as a natural sunscreen, keeping our skin young-looking.
Next, the blueberry has often been referred to as the “anti-aging berry,” and for good reason. Blueberries provide our bodies with the opportunity to rebalance the production of free radicals and our bodies’ detoxification, the imbalance of which creates oxidative stress. Additionally, blueberries help to combat macular degeneration and improve mental capacity, which are associated with aging. In fact, studies have shown that older animals who consumed increased levels of blueberries performed at both a mental and physical level at least equal to that of younger animals. Use our Organic Blueberry Powder in a smoothie or add a teaspoon to a glass of water for a quick boost.
Everyone knows the beautiful deep red color of ripe raspberries, but do you know where it comes from? Anthocyanin, a color pigment that changes depending on pH, not only gives raspberries their color, but also acts as antioxidants. One of the most notable benefits of anthocyanins are - you guessed it! - anti-aging compounds. For this reason, raspberries slow the effects of aging such as memory and motor skills, much like blueberries. Stir a teaspoon of Organic Red Raspberry Powder into yogurt or add to your smoothie!
Mulberries, though a less popular berry than raspberries and blueberries, pack more antioxidants than both of them. As a result, they have a positive anti-aging effect, preventing rapid cell degeneration in the body. Additionally, mulberries have wonderful skin-enhancing benefits such as fading dark spots and blemishes, rejuvenating your skin, and keeping you looking young! Dried White Mulberries are the perfect addition to trail mix or granola recipes.
The plethora of antioxidants in acai powder pack what seem like a billion benefits, and combating premature aging is one of them. Because acai is so great for fighting free radicals, it keeps your skin blemish-free. It’s no wonder that we’re obsessed with adding acai to our homemade beauty products!
Superfood tip: Add any of the above “superberry” powders to this smoothie to help clear your skin for the summer! Here’s to staying (or at least feeling!) young.