The following foods must be on the list of your weekly shopping for many reasons, and today we emphasize the one that concerns the maintaining of the youthful look.
Unfortunately, no one has discovered the elixir that will turn you into a Dorian Gray, to have eternally young and fresh skin, but there are foods that can slow the inevitable aging, that is true!
We bring you seven foods that will inject into your body the nutrients that are needed for a youthful and fresh look, just like a powerful injection.
Even forty years ago, it was discovered that the monounsaturated fats in the olive oil reduce the risk of getting heart problems and cancer. Since then, we have learned that the olive oil also contains polyphenol, a powerful antioxidant that helps to raise the good cholesterol (HDL) and lower the bad cholesterol (LDL).
During the seventies, Georgia (then it was still part of the USSR) had more centenarians per capita than any other country. Judging by the number of reports and analyzes that were coming from that Soviet country, the yogurt kept the residents of Georgia from death. Although it has never been proven that the yogurt can slow down or preserve the youthful look of the skin, the fact that it is rich in calcium, which keeps you from osteoporosis and guarantees a good bowel movement, is enough to prove that you should not skip the yogurt in your daily diet!
Thirty years ago, one research team was trying to find out the secret behind the fact that no member of the old tribes of Alaska (Inuit) has ever suffered from a heart disease. Miracle? Magic? Or just fish? The study showed that the incredible number of fish that the Inuit people eat during the year is what caused the fact that you cannot find terms such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease in their vocabulary.
The Kuna tribe that inhabits the San Blas islands, near the coast of Panama, has nine times lower number of patients with various heart diseases than the Panamanians. The main reason? The members of this tribe often drink a beverage that is made from raw cocoa, which is rich in flavonoids that maintain the healthy function of the blood vessels, which affects the blood pressure, diabetes, dementia and kidney health.
The study that was initiated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church has proven that people who consume nuts in the daily diet live two and a half years longer than the average. The walnuts are a rich source of unsaturated fats and they are often paired with the olive oil. These nuts are also rich in vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants.
Drinking alcohol in moderation in the fight against heart diseases? Well yes, it is cool, but be careful. The recommendation applies in particular to the red wine which contains resveratrol, an ingredient of the red wine that protects the grapes against mold.
The substances in the blueberries reduce the inflammation and other oxidative damages that are associated with the motor functions and the memory.