Want to learn how to protect your skin from premature aging? Would you like to avoid using expensive skin creams, Botox injections, fillers, and plastic surgery to look younger? If you answered yes to either question, you need to start eating healing foods like my delicious anti-aging sweet and spicy radish salad on a daily basis! This fantastic salad combines a variety of whole foods that will make your skin glow! I don’t know about you, but I love eating delectable foods with major health benefits! This tasty salad has crunchy, ruby red radishes, pungent white onions, tangy lemon juice and raw apple cider vinegar, floral honey and herbaceous basil. These flavors combine to create an irresistible salad that you will want to eat again and again!
The foods and drinks you eat every day can either help protect and maintain healthy skin or damage it. Nutrient-dense foods promote radiant, healthy skin by providing essential nutrients that your body needs every day to protect your skin from accelerated aging. The nutrients in these amazing foods help moisturize your skin from the inside out, reduce chronic inflammation, clean out toxins, rebuild and repair collagen, and protect your skin from free radical damage which can all lead to wrinkles and premature aging.
The top vitamins for anti-aging protection are vitamin A, C, E, and B vitamins. The top minerals for anti-aging are sulfur, silicon, iron, zinc, manganese, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. The top phytochemicals for anti-aging protection are chlorophyll, squalene, quercetin, and zeaxanthin.
These tiny, crunchy root vegetables are high in anti-aging vitamins and minerals including vitamin C which helps repair and rejuvenate collagen keeping your skin supple and smooth. Silicon is a key mineral which reduces wrinkles, strengthens your connective tissues, and keep your skin smooth and glowing. Sulfur helps purify the blood from toxins and free radicals. Radishes also dissolve mucus in the digestive tract which helps your body absorb nutrients much more efficiently.
Lemons and their juice are rich in vitamin C which protects collagen. Vitamin C also protects your cells from the oxidative damage that free radicals create. Lemons help flush toxins and bacteria from the body. A clean body + clean blood = glowing, smooth skin!
Olives and Olive Oil
Olives and olive oil are an excellent addition to your anti-aging diet. Olives are high in vitamin E which repairs connective tissue. Olives are mineral-rich and contain calcium, magnesium, amino acids, and monounsaturated fatty acids. Olives contain squalene an antioxidant and oxygen carrier that keeps your skin smooth and protects it from inflammation. I like to mix equal parts of cold pressed extra virgin olive oil with extra virgin coconut oil and use it to moisturize my face, hair, and body!
Onions are a member of the allium family of vegetables that also includes garlic, leeks, scallions, and shallots. Onions are abundant in sulfur an important mineral for removing toxins from the body and rebuilding connective tissue. Onions are a great source of quercetin which is a potent phytochemical and antioxidant that fights free radicals and regenerates vitamin E. Onions also have iron, vitamin A and C, iron, calcium, and potassium which make them a top anti-aging food.
Did you know that chronic inflammation which causes premature aging can be triggered by both unhealthy and healthy foods that you have sensitivities or intolerances to? That’s why it’s important for everyone to keep chronic inflammation away by making food and lifestyle choices that enhance our health. The Alcat test that we offer is a very reliable way to find out exactly what foods, food additives, medicinal herbs, functional foods, food colorings, molds, and chemicals you have sensitivities to. We are offering a special deal on the Platinum Comprehensive test right now so check it out.
I hope my salad and information on anti-aging whole foods will convince you to start adding these amazing foods into your daily diet!
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Here’s a few of my other anti-aging recipes you can try too!
Anti-Aging Pineapple Banana Green Smoothie
Anti-Aging Strawberry Energy Smoothie
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Anti-Aging Sweet and Spicy Radish Salad
Vegetarian, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
12 red radishes-cut into wedges
1 small white onion—peeled and cut into ¼-inch rings
8-9 fresh basil leaves
⅛ cup fresh meyer lemon juice
2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons raw honey (The raw honey I used)
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons Himalayan Pink salt (The Himalayan Pink salt I used)
½ cup extra virgin olive oil (The olive oil I used)
1. Place cut radishes, onions, and basil leaves in a bowl and set aside.
2. In a glass jar with a lid, blend together meyer lemon juice, raw apple cider vinegar, raw honey, Dijon mustard, cayenne pepper, and Himalayan pink salt and whisk with a fork or small whisk until combined.
3. Add olive oil to jar, cover with lid and shake until vinaigrette is blended together. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
4. Pour enough vinaigrette to coat radishes, onions, and basil, and toss well. Enjoy! Refrigerate remaining vinaigrette and use to dress other salads.