Should You Visit a Registered Dietitian?

The message is loud and clear in study after study: Smart eating helps ward off diseases and changes that undermine your looks — day by day, and year by year.

How do you know if what you’re eating is slowing your aging clock — or speeding it up? A one-hour consultation with a nutrition expert — a registered dietitian (RD) — can tell you. And unlike temporary beauty services, an RD consultation can bring you dividends for life.

Who to Call

For the name of an RD in your area who can spot where you’re off track and design a personal diet makeover, visit the American Dietetic Association Web site. RDs are nutrition pros who hold college degrees loaded with nutrition and chemistry. Plus, they complete an internship and pass a national exam.

Price Range Costs: about $40 to $100 for the first visit; $30 to $50 for subsequent sessions.

Top 10 Antioxidant Foods

All fruits and veggies have antioxidant power — a formidable weapon against aging. Make sure you eat lots of the top 10: Blueberries, plums, blackberries, broccoli florets, strawberries, beets, oranges, kale, brussels sprouts and spinach.

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