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Fact or Fiction: Anti-aging Foods
by Staff
What's the secret to young-looking skin? It's all about the food you eat! Take our quiz to discover how you can fight the aging process simply by adding a few nutrient-packed goodies to your diet.

Most experts pinpoint omega-3 fatty acids as the key to fighting aging.

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  • almost fact: Omega-3 fatty acids are great, but selenium is better.

Vitamin A is one of the most important antioxidants.

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  • almost fact: A is great, but E is more versatile.

Vitamin C, lycopene and beta-carotene are all excellent antioxidants.

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  • almost fact: That's true, minus the lycopene.

Whole-grain bread has more antioxidants than white bread does.

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  • almost fact: Whole-grain bread is healthier than white bread, but it's not because of antioxidants.

Avocados contain a lot of useful anti-aging vitamins and minerals, but their high fat content cancels out those benefits.

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  • almost fact: Actually, the only useful anti-aging vitamin in avocados is vitamin B.

B complex vitamins are great for keeping your digestive organs running smoothly, which is one battle in the fight against aging.

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  • almost fact: B complex vitamins keep your skin healthy.

You can find biotin in bananas, eggs, oatmeal and broccoli.

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  • almost fact: Take out the broccoli and add dairy products.

One easy way to get more antioxidants into your body is to eat lots of colorful fruits and vegetables.

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  • almost fact: That idea has gained popularity recently, but it's basically an urban myth -- color doesn't really matter.

The residents of Yuzuri Hara, Japan, have an unusually high life expectancy. According to a story on '20/20,' the reason is vitamin E.

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  • almost fact: The reason is hyaluronic acid.

Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids may help prevent heart disease.

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  • almost fact: Add these to the list -- and strengthen the brain's synapses, and decrease symptoms of depression, and ease joint pain, and help skin problems ...