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TOP 10 ANTI-AGEING FOODS
The general guidelines for the anti-aging diet are
- Keep your calorie consumption and saturated fat intake down.
- Eat plenty of wholegrain, oily fish and fresh fruit and vegetables.
- Cut down no salt no sugar.
In addition to those general guidelines, there are specific foods that have a role in anti-aging and that you should regularly include in your diet.
This fruit, which is usually eaten as a vegetable, is a good source of healthy monounsaturated fat that may help to reduce level of a bad type of cholesterol in body. Avocado is a good source of Vitamin E and can help to maintain healthy skin and prevent skin aging (vitamin E may also help alleviate menopausal hot flushes).
It is rich in potassium which helps prevent fluid retention and high blood pressure.
This spicy root can boost the digestive and circulatory system, which can be useful for other people. Ginger may also help to alleviate rheumatic aches and pains.
The family of Cruciferous vegetables includes cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, turnip, Brussels sprouts, radish and watercress. Cruciferous vegetables assist the body in the fight against toxins and cancer.
You should try to consume at least 115g (of any one or a combination) of these vegetables on daily basis. If possible eat them in a row or very lightly cooked so that the important enzymes remain intact.
Most varieties of nuts are good source of minerals, particularly walnuts and braze nuts. Walnuts, although high in calories, are rich in potassium, iron, zinc, copper and selenium. Adding nuts to your diet 9sprinkle them on salads and desserts) can enhance the functioning of your digestive and immune system, improve your skin help control prevent cancer, Nuts may also help control cholesterol levels. Never eat rancid nuts: however, as they have been linked to high incidence of free radicals.
All black and blue berries, blackcurrants and black grapes contain physiochemical known as falconoid-powerful antioxidants which help to protect the body against damage caused by free radicals and aging.
Eating a clove of garlic a day (row or cooked) helps to protect the body against cancer and heart disease. the cardio protective effects off garlic are well recorded. One 1994 study in lowa, USA, of 41837 women between the age of 55and 69 suggested that women who ate a clove of garlic oat least once a week were 50% less likely to develop colon cancer.
Whole meal pasta and rice
Complex carbohydrates provide a consistent supply of energy throughout the day and should make up the bulk of your diet. Whole meal pasta is an excellent complex carbohydrates.
Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day in order to remain healthy. water helps us to get rid of the toxins and unwanted waste materials from your body. Do not rely on thirst; this sensation diminishes with age.
Both the flesh and seeds of the watermelon are notorious, so try blending them together in food processor and drinking as a juice. the flesh contain vitamin A, B and C; the seeds contain selenium, essential fats, zinc and vitamin E.