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The Anti-Aging Salad

The Anti-Aging Salad


This anti-aging salad combines the power of 5 anti-aging fruits and vegetables. Improve your hair, skin, memory, and even fight cancer, all in one dish.

Ingredients
Watercress
1 apricot
1 cucumber
1 blood orange
½ eggplant
Olive oil
Garlic
Black pepper
Apple cider vineger

Directions
Use watercress as your greens. Chop up one fresh apricot, one small cucumber, and add to water cress.

Cube 1/2 of an eggplant (add more if desired), drizzle with olive oil, garlic and black pepper. Roast in oven for 40-45 minutes at 400° F. Place on top of salad.

Dressing
Juice one blood orange; mix juice with 2 teaspoons of olive oil and ¼ cup apple cider vinegar in a bowl. Toss over salad.

Watercress: a crisp, peppery member of the cruciferous family, which is known for its anti-cancer properties. Long considered a healthful food, it is high in calcium, carotenoids, folic acid, zinc, iron and vitamins B, C and E.

Apricots: contain carotenoids are antioxidants that work to prevent heart disease, protect against certain types of cancers and can even reduce bad cholesterol levels. For many years, the apricot has been used by the inhabitants of the Himalayas as well as in traditional Chinese medicine to assist in detoxifying, preventing dehydration and regenerating body fluids.

Cucumbers:contain silica, which is a trace mineral and it is essential for maintaining a healthy body structure and a youthful appearance. It not only helps your muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bones to stay strong but it also helps to maintain healthy skin, hair and nails.

Eggplant: embedded in them are Vitamins C and B1, proteins, and some extremely strong phytonutrients. The flavonoids in them exhibit cancer fighting properties. More over egg plants also has antioxidants compounds such as caffeic and chlorogenic acid. Nasunin shields you from cell membrane damage and restrain the buildup of free radicals.

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