As kids, we grew up desiring a few things, among which was: to be the fairy princess, dressed ourselves in all sorts of attires and even imagined what our Prince charming would look like. While for the men, if it wasn’t being a car race driver, an astronaut, then it would be whatever we saw our parents doing. The bottom line is we all wanted to be grown ups.
Good news is that we are all grown up. For some they grew just how they wanted to, becoming as successful as they wanted to. For some, its still a struggle. But one thing common to all is that, as we grow older we lose some of the youthfulness and radiance of our skin, making us wish we were young again.
Well, here are some compiled lists of food, with sufficient anti- aging components to help you re- vitalize your skin and improve your immune system, no matter how many years you may have lived.
1. Olive Oil
Easy to find at any grocery store you visit, olive oil contains polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that helps prevent age-related disease. It is especially helpful for reducing heart diseases and cancer as concluded by Researchers in the study of the Greek Island of Crete. The found out that monounsaturated fats in olive oil played a vital role in curbing to the barest minimum, heart related problems.
The Italians are also known for love affair with Olive oil which is ever present in their diet which contributes to why they have long lifespan and age gracefully.
Our bodies convert the carotenoid found in Apricots to beta-carotene into vitamin A, which contributes to healthy eyes, skin, hair, gums and glands. You won’t be wrong if you thought the size of this food would affect its potency but you sure are. This little food is packed with an anti- aging punch. It sure has anti- oxidants that help prevent heart disease, reduce bad cholesterol levels and protect against cancer.
Yogurts are rich in calcium, which helps stave off osteoporosis and contains “good bacteria” that help maintain gut health and diminish the incidence of age-related intestinal illness. There was a romor sometime in the 70’s in Soveit Georgia, that the secrets for their long lives was Yogurt was ever present in their meals.
From time immemorial, we’ve always heard natural health experts and nutritionists barraging us with news about how healthy, leafy greens are – and with good reason. Vegetables or veggies for short contain folate, calcium and other nutrients that support bone health, protect against cognitive decline and help prevent age-related eye problems and possess anti- cancer properties.
All you fish lovers.. there’s good reason to rejoice. Have you ever wondered why fishes always looked fresh?
Well it’s revealed that
fishes are an abundant source of omega-3 fats, which help prevent cholesterol buildup in arteries and protect against abnormal heart rhythms. Natives of Alaska are significantly free of heart diseases by a high percentage because of the amount of fish they consume as concluded by researchers 30years ago.
Yes. You read correctly.. Chocolates. Made from cocoa, they posses unusually rich proportions of flavanols that help preserve the healthy function of blood vessels. They also help maintain youthful blood vessels lowers risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and dementia
The Kuna people of the San Blas islands, off the coast of Panama, have a rate of heart disease that is nine times less than that of mainland Panamanians. The reason? Yeah.. you guess correctly. Chocolate.
Berries are great sources of quercetin, a flavonol that works as both an anti-carcinogen and an antioxidant, protecting against cancer and heart disease. The anti-inflammatory properties of berries is thought to slow down the loss of mental function that is often associated with aging.
Tomatoes may help protect your skin, according to German researchers in their test where volunteers swallowed a daily shot of tomato paste mixed with extra virgin olive oil or just plain olive oil for 10 weeks.
After daily exposure to Ultra Violet light, the „tomato group“ had 40 percent less sunburn than those who consumed only olive oil. The magic ingredient in tomatoes is lycopene, which protects skin from the oxidation that results from sun damage and leads to wrinkles. Drizzling tomatoes with a little healthy fat like olive oil helps you better absorb the lycopene.
Avocados are also very high in vitamin E, which is essential for glowing skin, shining hair and keeping wrinkles off your face.
Have a raw avocado salad or cover some fresh avocado with lemon and sea salt for a nutritious snack.
Nuts are rich sources of unsaturated fats and they offer benefits similar to those associated with olive oil. They are rich sources of vitamins, minerals and other phytochemicals, including antioxidants.
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Also pls join us on the 24th Feb. 2016 at 6pm, for our In- house seminar led by our guest speaker, Herr Jörg Arschenbrenner as he talks to us about healthy living. It sure would be a wonderful experience.