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Top 25 foods for longevity

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The following 25 incredibly healthy foods have the potential to slow biological aging by acting in a number of ways. They provide unique antioxidants and nutrients that bolster our immune system, they defend against free radicals, they maintain a healthy blood-glucose and insulin level and they help to keep inflammation at bay.

Almonds: Rich in vitamin E (an antioxidant) and a good source of monounsaturated fat (an anti-inflammatory).

Avocados: High in monounsaturated fat and an excellent source of folate (which helps to repair DNA in cells).

Beets: Contain anthocyanins (antioxidants) and betaine, a compound that protects cells from aging.

Berries: Packed with many phytochemicals that act as potent antioxidants.

Black beans: Deliver low-glycemic carbohydrate, plenty of plant protein and their antioxidant content outranks other beans with anti-cancer properties.

Cabbage: Rich source of glucosinolates, phytochemicals that mop up free radicals and help rid the body…

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