The more we age we all start to notice wrinkles, lines, spots, and what else have you. We are all trying to remain youthful and keep that special glow. Unfortunately, the Fountain of Youth is only a legendary spring that restores youth by drinking its magical water. However, people must understand that what you eat directly affects you physically and mentally. According to PilatesStyle Magazine, there are several of foods to eat to protect you from aging prematurely, but I shall name the popular seven.

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    Wild Salmon

    Salmon is loaded with powerful antioxidants known as omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 is the best natural anti-inflammatory substance on the planet. Not only does it make your skin look more radiant and youthful, but it keeps your brain and heart in the best condition. Doesn't that sound fabulous?! Try to eat three to four ounces twice a week.

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    These powerful, little berries have a reputation of keeping your memory in tip-top shape. Memory loss is possibly one of the scariest things about aging. It is recommended to eat a couple of handfuls at least three times a week.

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    Green Leafy Veggies

    Dark green vegetables such as kale, mustard greens, spinach and swiss chard are an excellent source of polyphenols, flavonoids and carotenoids. These chemicals help the body fight breast cancer and prevent DNA damage. So ladies- try to eat at least one serving a day!

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    Beans, Beans, they are good for your heart, the more you eat, the more you reduce your chance of breast cancer? Red beans, kidney beans, black beans, pinto beans, cannellini beans and garbanzo beans are linked to reducing breast cancer by 24% in women who eat two or more servings per week. Now, that is pretty cool!

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    Pomegranate Juice

    Pomegranate Juice has more antioxidants than any other juice. While it keeps your skin looking radiant and youthful, it also protects against heart disease and cancer. Oh, and guys... pomegranate juice has also been considered a "natural Viagra."

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    Dark Chocolate

    I don't know about ya'll but I think chocolate is one of the most enjoyable, amazing foods on the planet. The compound found in dark chocolate, flavonol, is linked to lowering blood pressure. Even though we can't eat as much milk chocolate or white chocolate as we would like, dark chocolate is actually quite delicious. One to two square a day is all it takes to help your body's well-being.

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    When people think of prunes they mostly think of the purple goop in baby food jars; think again people. Prunes are actually extremely tasty. Just think of them as a giant raisin, but with more health power than a raisin. Eat three prunes as an "anytime" snack to score a large amount of antioxidants.