Food is power. Every day we make the decision of what fuel to feed our bodies. While it seems to be universally known that fruits and vegetables are good for you, many of us do not realize what amazing benefits these super foods pack.

The following ingredients are found in all grocery stores and can help you to lose weight as well as turn back the clock.

Avocados – This wonder food can lower bad cholesterol, increase good cholesterol, protect your heart, reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke, and is packed with anti-oxidants that will protect your organs.

Walnuts – These delicious nuts improve memory, relieve symptoms of depression, improve cognitive functions, protect the heart, improve sleep and improve bone health.

Berries – In addition to being a sweet summer treat, blueberries build a protective coat around the brain to fight signs of aging and deterioration and may help to prevent Alzheimer’s disease as well as other neurological disorders. Berries additionally help alleviate arthritis, strengthen blood vessels, boost the immune system and decrease wrinkles.

Green tea – Studied for years, this brewed powerhouse is most renowned for its ability to keep skin smooth and supple. In addition to keeping wrinkles at bay, it is also known for stabilizing blood sugar, reducing the risk of heart disease, reducing the risk of cancer and prevention of dental cavities.

Red Wine – A perfect beverage paired with dinner, this relaxing drink can protect the body against heart disease, blood clots, high blood pressure, kidney stones and alzheimer’s. European studies even suggest that 1 glass of wine a day can reduce the risk of death from nearly all causes.

These 5 ingredients are just a handful of the easily accessible foods that can dramatically increase your health. Yogurt, salmon, ginger, garlic, whole wheat pasta and rice, melons and decadant dark chocolate also lay claim to some pretty amazing properties.

What health benefit are you most looking to gain from your meals?

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