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Eat These "Top 3" Antioxidant-Rich Veggies

Anyone who's been to the Saturday farmers market knows there are lots of veggies out there to choose from. But do you know what ones are richest in antioxidants?

A recent study of close to 30 different types of veggies put these three at the top of the list: broccoli, beets, and bell peppers (the red kind). Yep, the top-notch veggies all start with B. Makes it easier to remember, doesn't it?

Let's Hear It for the B's
The recent tests measuring total antioxidant content of the veggies revealed that they were particularly high in phenols -- that category of disease-fighting plant compounds that does everything from bolstering artery function to inhibiting the kind of cell damage that might lead to cancer or Alzheimer's. Broccoli and bell peppers are also a top source of antioxidant vitamin C. And beets are full of blood-pressure-friendly potassium.

By RealAge

Elastin and Collagen

Elastin and collagen are two vital proteins for skin elasticity and structure. They account for nearly 30 percent of the total protein content in your body. Collagen and elastin decrease yearly as you age. It is important to discover how to increase these two proteins to keep skin looking youthful and healthy. The following methods can help you safely and effectively increase collagen and elastin production.

Step 1
Exfoliate skin with an exfoliating cream (available at local drug stores). Exfoliation involves removing the dead layer of skin cells from the surface of your skin. When you exfoliate, the dead skin cells are replaced by new ones. New collagen and elastin are created in the process, giving a more youthful appearance. Always read and follow the package directions before applying the cream to your skin.

Step 2
Take an ascorbic acid (vitamin C) supplement daily. Thisvitamin is vital in collagen and elastin production. A deficiency in vitamin C can weaken elastin fibers. Recommende…

New Rules: EAT!!!!

Step 1: Follow the New Rules of Weight Loss
Use this 99-Second Edition of YOU:
On a Diet
By: Mehmet C. Oz, MD, and Michael F. Roizen, MDPage

The path to your new life and your new shape really is simple. Adopt these strategies and watch your body change effortlessly.

Make Your Eating Plan Automatic
Over a 14-day period, train yourself to make good-for-YOU food choices (Step 2 makes this easy). You’ll reprogram your appetite, so YOU will be in charge of what you’re eating.

Eat three main meals, plus snacks, so you’re never hungry.
Eat the same things for breakfast and lunch almost every day. Yes, every day. People who minimize food choices lose more weight.

Eat Deliciously
Fill up on whole-grain carbohydrates (that includes vegetables); fiber; nuts; and lean, healthy protein such as fish, poultry, and (sparingly) lean meats.
In a hunger emergency, chew on your favorites from this list: apples, almonds, walnuts, edamame (soybeans), sugar-free gum, chopped veggies, nonfat yogurt or cottage cheese…