Most of us dream to stay looking as fresh and young as possible (I am amongst :-)), the thing is that there's no way to pause or turn back the clock ,however there are few age-resistant strategies we can engage in to make sure we stay looking good. Maintaining a healthy and well-balanced diet is one approach, and the good news is that there are some foods that are thought to give you extra slasher when it comes to fighting the signs of aging.
Green tea boasts a wealth
of benefits that earns it the top spot in our anti-aging food list.
Green tea is believed to help regulate blood pressure, lower blood
sugar, boost the immune system, lower cholesterol and studies have even
shown that green tea can be effective at preventing cancer. That's as
close to the elixir of life as you can get. There is no end to the benefits of this super tea.
eating spinach won't be enough to turn you into Popeye, it's certainly
excellent for boosting the body's immunity from illness. Spinach and
other leafy foods like kangkong and saluyot are high in folate which is
vital in preventing DNA and blood vessel damage. If you can maintain a
healthy circulatory system you are reducing your risk of developing
conditions such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease
Chocolates in an anti-aging list? Who would have thought about that. Yes, chocolates can help fight against some signs of aging due to
its cocoa content. Cocoa is rich in a group of antioxidants called
Flavinoids which help preserve healthy function of the blood vessels.
And healthy youthful circulatory system lowers risk of high blood
pressure, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and dementia. Don't eat too much though, a square a day is a good guide and make sure you go for
the over 70% cocoa stuff.
fish, soy products such as tofu are also a great alternative source of
protein than red meat or even dairy, since they have little or no
saturated fat. A diet that's low in saturated fat will reduce your risk
of developing heart disease and lower blood pressure. As a staple part
of the Japanese diet, soy products are great at helping keep down
cholesterol and are a useful addition to a healthy diet.
'Good' bacteria is great for regulating the immune system, by
increasing its antibodies and preventing the rise of pathogenic
organisms like salmonella and E.coli. Many yoghurts include a high
volume of 'good' bacteria that help maintain gut health and diminish the
incidence of age-related intestinal illness. Yogurt is also rich in
calcium, which can help stave off osteoporosis.
glass of red wine tots up a good dose of anti-aging elements including
polyphenol antioxidants, minerals, and resveratrol. Resveratrol which
helps to increase 'good cholesterol' levels in the body and prevents
blood clotting and a healthy circulatory system. Resveratrol found in
red wine may also be beneficial for women during the menopause by
reducing the risk for conditions for example breast cancer and
osteoporosis that result from reduced estrogen levels. Like the chocolate, it is a not a no holds barred thing so don't guzzle as much as you want; it is suggested that a standard glass every other day is a good approach.
people - whether active or not - drink sufficient water, and side
effects of even slight dehydration include headaches, fatigue and low
concentration levels. Yet increasing fluid intake can increase energy
levels, aid digestion, give skin a boost and help boost your anti-aging
armoury. Concentrate on drinking little and often throughout the day,
being extra vigilant after exercise or when you've been confined in a
dry, overheated or air-conditioned environment.
Want to stay looking young? Then include them in your anti-aging list. :-)