Anti-Aging Shakes To Look Your Best

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Fitness expert John Basedow discusses the best ingredients for younger-looking skin.

    John Basedow: Shakes and smoothies are perfect snacks if you are in hurry, but still want to eat something healthy and delicious. They are easy, quick to make and with the right ingredients they can help you look and feel younger.

    Berries are a perfect ingredient. They are known for their anti-oxidants and vitamins that help your body stay young and healthy. When a person ages, the risk of skin damage increases, but berries can help prevent damaged skin cells and premature aging.

    Another great ingredient is nuts. Not only do nuts pack a powerful crunch to your smoothie or shake, they can also prevent diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, heart disease and certain types of cancer and lastly, dark chocolate in moderation.

    Though chocolate has been loved for centuries as a delicious dessert, a little known secret is that it is very good for your skin. Dark chocolate contains flavonoids that help keep your skin soft and protected from overexposure to the suns harmful raise, not only that, but it also reduces high blood pressure and bad cholesterol. Whether separately or combined, each of these ingredients bring something different to the table health wise.

    So incorporate them into your shakes or smoothies and you'll look and feel younger forever.