The best rejuvenating anti-aging foods

Know the natural foods that the body requires to combat the aging process, with these anti-aging foods you will be able to show off a beautiful, young and wrinkle-free skin.

Olive oil and olives
Both the fruit and olive oil are anti-aging foods, for their richness in monounsaturated fatty acids, such as oleic acid with antioxidants such as phenolic flavones from olives and phenols and vitamin E from olive oil. They have a marked effect on the health of the heart and arteries, since they help lower blood pressure and regulate the levels of fats in the blood, main factors of current mortality, hence the Mediterranean people who consume olive oil. Longer than others. They also protect against cancer, especially breast cancer. They delay neuronal aging and prevent mental deterioration and the memory loss of old age. It also helps keep the skin hydrated and healthy.

Tip: The best oil is the virgin olive oil that is obtained by the first pressing of the olives, without chemical additives, it is more expensive but it comes out much more profitable and tasty.

Garlic and onion
Both are typical Mediterranean foods that keep us young, although they can recognize us as ‘closed eyes’, but their great virtue is in the volatile substances derived from sulfur that cause the smell of food, along with flavonoids such as onion quercetin. , which quickly passes into the bloodstream and is excreted through the lungs and skin. Garlic and onions have multiple benefits, their fungicidal and bactericidal action give them a reputation for natural antibiotics, in addition the onion is a good fluidifier of the blood of mucus and calms the cough. Both decrease and balance the levels of cholesterol and blood fluids, have an anticoagulant effect and improve blood circulation and hypertension.

Tip: Are you worried about smelling garlic? Think that the more people eat garlic in the world you will call less attention, so to proclaim to the `4 winds’ the virtues of garlic.
This cereal has become fashionable for its content in protein and satiating fiber, which help to lose weight and fat. The oatmeal was the breakfast of the grandparents for its energetic value, but it is also a source of acid that prevents cancer. They provide soluble fiber in the form of beta-glucan decreases appetite and absorbs fats in the blood. Its content in avenine, a calm and de-stressing substance, could be the reason why those who take oats are grandparents in good shape, without nerves and with good humor.

Tip: Opt for the most natural oatmeal to make cooked porridge or your own muesli for breakfast, not worth the same in the form of breads or cookies.

Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, reds, raspberries, currants, etc. They are small concentrations of antioxidants, their intense color comes from the blue-purple anthocyanin content. They are also a source of antioxidant ellagic acid and salicylate, an anesseptic and natural anti-inflammatory, which helps reduce pain and inflammation, both when you play sports and when age is noticed in the joints. They prevent most tumors and maintain cardiovascular health. All berries are rich in vitamin C and some like blackberries are also source of vitamin E.

Tip: alternate some type of berry in each season, strawberries in spring, blackberries in summer, and freeze for when the cold arrives or opt for dried berries if you can not find them.

It is a vegetable of the family of cabbages, all of them highly recommended to eat every week for their good nutritional qualities. Broccoli is the most famous of the family because of its high content of  substances famous because they prevent tumors and prevent their expansion since they stimulate metabolism detoxifying enzymes to eliminate waste substances and activate the elimination of cancer cells.
Tip: Broccoli should be cut if eaten raw or cooked lightly for enzymes to act, but avoid yellowing or cooking too much because it loses its action and vitamin C.

Its color already indicates its richness especially anthocyanin responsible for the intense red color almost black of the more mature cherries. This pigment has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that make it an anti-aging fruit, both to avoid the inflammatory problems of joints associated with aging, arthritis and osteoarthritis and to reduce muscle damage after intense exercise, which is why they call it vegetable aspirin. . Its protective effect against tumors such as colon, stomach and prostate cancer has also been proven. If you also take cherries your heart will stay young and the arteries clean of fatty deposits, one of the best guarantees of longevity.

Advice: better fresh because during cooking most of the anthocyanins are removed, you can freeze them during the season to have them on hand throughout the year.

Dark chocolate and cocoa
Dark chocolate has a higher proportion of solid cocoa. Chocolate is a very energetic food of great caloric value due to its high content of fats, but these are vegetable fats and combined with fiber, they avoid the accumulation of fat in the arteries and in the love handles, in addition to avoiding the aggregation of the platelets improving the fluidification of the blood.

Tip: if you consume a dark chocolate that has 70% cocoa you can enjoy chocolate with the excuse of its healthy properties, without abuse.

This strange root of orange color can be eaten fresh, better than powder, because it has a high content of curcumin, phytochemical with anticancer, vivifying, digestive and anti-inflammatory properties. Although it is not usual to find it in our country fresh, it was always at hand because in addition to delaying aging. It helps you to maintain energy during periods of intense training in the face of work stress.

Take a couple of slices on an empty stomach, slowly chewing them on the side of the molars to avoid the teeth turning orange.


“Yadicelrefranque” lentils are eaten by old women, and it helps keep bones strong, they are sources of vegetable proteins, and iron to keep muscles in oxygenated form and they also contain isoflavones such as soy, a type of phytoestrogens that maintain female health delay aging. Its high fiber content helps you lose weight when you have anxiety problems and overeating, as well as going to the bathroom regularly.

Consume lentils once a week, remember to take legumes at least three times a week, combined with all kinds of vegetables of various colors rich in vitamin C to facilitate the absorption of vegetable iron: peppers, onions, carrots, leeks, etc. , and low-fat protein foods such as chicken avoiding fatty sausages.

Depending on which zone you live in, there will be some of these foods that will be more difficult to obtain, but in general the rest of the products are usually in most of our markets.

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6 signs that you eat to “hiding” what you really feel

Several countries in the world, faces a serious problem of overweight and obesity in its adult population. A situation that could be caused by a characteristic that differentiates humans from animals: feelings.

According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the hormones in our stomach communicate directly with the brain, causing a pleasurable sensation. This explains why there are some people who feel the need to consume sweet or fatty foods when they experience sadness or anguish.

Does your heart dominate everything?
The relationship between the brain and stomach is so close that even when you experience love, the “butterflies” feel in the abdomen. However, not everything is good. There are times when you eat to hide feelings that are not pleasant causing, in the long term, a problem.

For this reason we present the following signals that can indicate you eat to hide your emotions.


1. Emotional hunger starts suddenly. Everything opposite to the physics that happens gradually.


2. When you are eating to mitigate a feeling it does not matter if your stomach is full or empty, you only need to eat. In this case, you tend to choose a specific food, since you do not like any food; a contrary situation happens when it is due to hunger.


3. It requires immediate satisfaction. In specific about an unhealthy food.


4. It does not matter if you are full. You feel the need to keep eating, regardless of whether this causes you discomfort (pain or inflammation).


5. New emotions arise. After the excess of food there is a feeling of guilt.


6. You experience a degree of control. With each bite you think the situation begins to calm down and you feel more confident about what is going to happen.


The American College of Cardiology, points out that an excellent tip to avoid eating for emotions is the following: stop and take deep breaths before you start eating your food.


A balanced diet not only takes care of your physical well-being, also emotionally.

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How to reduce cholesterol levels naturally

Certainly, having high levels of cholesterol in the blood, is synonymous with leading an unhealthy lifestyle and that has as a consequence the appearance of many cardiovascular diseases that, today, are positioned as one of the leading causes of death in the most developed countries.
For that reason it is that having cholesterol levels at bay is a recommendation widely spoken among doctors, in order to improve the quality of life of their patients.

The most effective way to achieve this is by eating a balanced diet in which fats, especially saturated fats, have a low incidence within it. People who already suffer from overweight and obesity usually tend to have a very bad lipid profile, so fighting against excess bad cholesterol in the blood, in principle, can only be combated through regulation of the body weight.

When that happens, both bad cholesterol and triglycerides usually decrease significantly, while increasing HDL levels, also known as good cholesterol and which is responsible for eliminating the remaining bad cholesterol residues trapped in the arterial walls and that are directly responsible for the development of diseases such as atherosclerosis.

Of course, losing excess body fat can only be achieved through a hypocaloric diet, that is, one in which a lower number of calories are consumed than the body spends daily. However, it must be understood that in this case, the diet should not be based solely on the count of calories that are eaten and calories that are used, either in the exercise or by the basal activity, but to start the root problem , it will be necessary to make significant changes in the way one feeds; opting for the consumption of natural products rich in fibers, nutrients and essential oils such as fruits, vegetables, some fish, eggs, oats, ctc.

Follow a diet low in calories, but in which most of these come through processed products such as bottled soft drinks, sweet breads, refried, among others, very little will achieve results that really matter.

It is necessary to point out about the consumption of fats in specific diets to reduce triglycerides. In this case, we must take into account the existence of good fats as bad fats. Clearly, our priority is to increase the consumption of good, reducing or even avoiding almost all of the bad fats, because in fact, these are necessary to carry some vital functions of the body. However, we must remember that the ideal would be to consume 2% of the total daily calories from bad fats.

What types of food should we avoid because of its high triglyceride content?
The list of foods that we should avoid when we have a high level of triglycerides in the blood, is undoubtedly very considerable, so when making a more specific selection, we can create a classification of three groups and based on their characteristics , guide us to know if these are good or not for our health.

In general, these types of meals are usually loaded with large amounts of calories which, among other problems, contribute to the accumulation of fat in the body and which, in turn, also raise the levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides, causing their consumption result in a vicious circle totally harmful to the organism.

Products rich in saturated fats: saturated fats, as mentioned above, are the worst enemy of our cardiovascular system. Many of the products that have a high content of this compound are present in oils of animal origin such as chicken skin, whole milk derivatives and butter.

Products rich in trans fats: Trans fats have gained great popularity worldwide in recent years, although certainly, for the worse. And is that this type of lipids are characterized because they are created from the solidification of oils, adding hydrogen. The result is that a much more resistant fat is obtained and that is added to the products of general consumption to increase its life time, improve its texture and flavor. Today, a large number of products contain trans fats, such as frozen food, industrial bakery and practically any processed oil used in the stalls and fast food restaurants. The most heartbreaking effect they have on health is precisely that they contribute to increase the levels of triglycerides and bad cholesterol in the blood, in addition to that it has been found that people who consume a greater amount of this type of fat, are more susceptible to suffer anxiety and depression.
Products rich in sugar: It is not that sugar contains fat as such, but rather, the problem of this type of food is that they tend to contribute large amounts of calories, leading to the accumulation of fat. In addition, it has been known with great certainty that increasing the consumption of sugars encourages the production of the hormone insulin and that prevents fats can be used as a source of energy, while in large quantities, leads to the development of diabetes type 2.
Recommended foods to reduce the level of triglycerides
In addition to following a diet low in calories and eating in a balanced way, we can give priority to certain foods that are known with certainty, they will help us to reduce the levels of triglycerides.
From the outset, these must have a low or preferably no input of calories from sugars and bad fats. Second, they must be rich in fiber and have a high concentration of healthy fats. Dietary plans such as the ketogenic diet have proven to be extremely effective in counteracting the problems caused by excess fat in the body.

Specifically, we must include some foods such as:

Milks, yogurts and ice creams
Fish: tuna, salmon, mackerel, sardines
Chicken breast or turkey
Low fat ham
Olive oil, avocado, coconut, canola
Nuts, especially nuts, prunes and apricots
Vegetables, vegetables
However, in case of not taking a ketogenic diet, the variety of foods to be included becomes much larger, and may include some such as:

Whole pasta
Whole cereals
Integral rice
Fruits and vegetables
And in general, foods rich in low glycemic index carbohydrates (compounds)
Remedies to reduce triglyceride levels in the blood
In addition to food, we can always count on some external help that allows us to level the levels of triglycerides effectively. For this objective we can resort to the use of pharmaceutical drugs that will undoubtedly cause us great relief from the first intake, although with the disadvantage that these are not always well assimilated by the body, causing serious side effects), and without mentioning that in Most of the time, they result in a large outlay of money.

As a solution to this problem, we can opt for home remedies making use of medicinal herbs easily available at any herbalist store.

Horsetail: This plant is characterized by providing a long series of benefits for the body. In this case, and thanks to its high content in silicon, can help us to regenerate the arteries naturally, bringing as a consequence a greater fluidity of the bloodstream by eliminating the waste of fat embedded in the arterial walls. To fight against this problem it is recommended to take an infusion of horsetail, adding one to two small spoons to each preparation.
Dandelion: It is another ideal medicinal plant to improve the health of the organism in general, since it helps to purify the liver. A healthy liver without much stress is essential to eliminate all body waste that is contracted through a poor diet or even by the contaminated environment. In addition to that, having less toxins in the body, the immune system is strengthened, making us strong to suffer diseases and infections by viruses and bacteria. It would be advisable to drink an infusion of dandelion, adding one or two tablespoons of the product to a cup with hot water.
Ginkgo biloba: It is a plant capable of dilating the capillaries of the body, but also the veins and arteries, thus improving blood circulation, allowing the transport of oxygen and nutrients and, consequently, reducing waste in the arterial walls. The recommended dose of ginkgo biloba is one infusion per day with two tablespoons per cup of water.
Linden: Linden is another plant that acts as a powerful, in addition to helping to prevent blood clots by promoting the flow of this. Drink a cup of linden with two tablespoons of the product in a cup of water.

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Amazing benefits of Maca

Maca, a root native to central Peru, grows in the heights and near the Andes, and may become one of the few vegetable lives you see in the area. Maca is ideal for women because it acts as a hormonal regulator and is also a great help to improve overall health and raise libido.

Maca and benefits for women
The properties of maca are recognized as a natural remedy to increase physical energy. Also, its properties make the maca an ally to improve endocrine problems, which is why it is recommended especially for women who suffer from some type of hormonal disorder and also for people who perform physical activity or athletes who need to improve physical performance.

Maca is a source of fibers, proteins, essential amino acids, also the vitamins of the B complex (B1, B2, B6 ..), it has minerals such as calcium, iron and phosphorus among several others that are essential for the body. Due to these components and properties of maca, we can identify it as a very important source of health.

-Maca can replenish energy and be of great help to improve energy efficiency.
-It can give us more vitality
-It causes the increase of libido in both women and men.
-It can be a hormonal regulator of the pituitary gland and hypothalamus.
-It can treat some cases of infertility in men and women.
-Relieves problems of the menstrual cycles of the woman (typical menstrual pains, abundant rule, ect)
-Maca can be considered a natural rejuvenation, especially the face area.
-It helps to grow hair with greater intensity.
-Strengthens the growth of bone mass.
-It helps to counteract the symptoms of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, because it acts as a natural stimulant of adrenaline.
-An ally to treat stress problems.
-Relieves muscle and rheumatic pain, arthritis or osteoarthritis.
-It increases cerebral circulation, which improves memory and concentration.

How to consume maca?
Eating powdered maca may be more useful if we need to better control the dose we take, the idea is to start with less dose and try their effects, but as we have already mentioned, consultation with a specialist is appropriate. We should also take it always in the morning.

It is best to consume the maca root with a meal, especially in the stages when your body is only getting used to supplements like maca. No matter what mode of consumption you decide to use, maca powder or maca pills (maca capsules), start with small doses if it is new in your body and gradually increase it.

There are people who do not care about the taste of maca powder that approximates a nutty flavor, so you can add it to yogurt, juice, smoothie or salad.

Many of its benefits can be noticed immediately, however if we want it to have more profound effects (as an endocrine regulator for example) it is recommended to take it at least three months and then assess it together with a specialist. Keep in mind that it has prolonged effects even after you stop taking it

Before starting to use natural supplements or make any important changes in our diet and eating habits is important to consult a specialist to guide us to take the best decision. In this case we must be alert in cases of hypertension without control, and control the dose a lot in cases of over excitation of the immune system.

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Stevia: lies, scams and benefits of the fashionable sweetener

Today it takes a lot to consume products that overnight jump to the shelves of supermarkets. This is the case of stevia, the alternative to sweeten “healthier”. But is it really the best sweetener in the world? What is the difference between stevia and steviol?

Stevia is a plant of natural origin with a great sweetening power and, in addition, it is caloric. Its consumption is forbidden because of that in the supermarket we do not find the stevia leaves as such spread over the shelves. So what do we drink when we take stevia?

The Stevia Rebaudiana (plant) itself is natural. However, the food additive E-960, better known as steviol glucoside and whose consumption was approved in Europe in 2011 (Regulation 1131/2011), has little natural. The same happens with other sweeteners in the market.
It is not healthy sweetener everything that glitters
Before buying, you have to check all the labels of the products that are in the supermarket and sold as stevia. Most manufacturers add to the compound other substances that adulterate the final result. The consumer believes that he is buying stevia (the plant) because, often, he puts it with large letters on the label designed, in addition, in green to give an appearance of natural.

Although its leaves have a capacity to sweeten between 300 and 450 times higher than that of sugar, its consumption is not authorized since the plant contains some substances with pharmacological activity, in fact it is hypotensive, among other things.
To obtain the steviol glucoside (what is marketed as stevia), it is necessary to dry the plant. Then, many of its active principles are extracted, such as nanofiltered ones that are later crystallized by vacuum evaporators.

As you see, it has little natural. It is a manufacturing process involving chemical elements. And as a result you get a resulting product is between 200 and 300 times sweeter than sugar, stable to heat but not fermentable.

Also, to give you an idea, the consumption of stevia is limited to 4 mg / Kg of weight and day. While the consumption of aspartame, another of the sweeteners in focus, is at 40 mg / kg of weight and day. Therefore, the consumption of steviol is not as healthy as they make us believe.
What are the benefits of stevia?
It seems complicated that after all the above is left to list some benefits of stevia. As in all cases there are those who are in favor and those who are against. The supposed benefits of stevia (plant) have been tried to transfer as such to the consumption of the additive. Which is a mistake because the plant contains components with pharmacological activity, some with hypotensive activity, others capable of causing infertility. When using the plant we can not say which compounds we want to make the effect at each moment. This is why the commercial use of the plant for food purposes is not in Europe.

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How to get ride of work stress

One of the biggest problems that a person can face in their work is stress. This occurs as a result of an imbalance between the demands of the environment (internal or external stressors) and the available resources of the subject. In this way, the elements to consider in the potentially stressful interaction are: situational variables (for example, a bad relationship with a superior in the workplace), individual variables of the subject that faces the situation (for example, social skills) available) and consequences of stress. Therefore, stress appears when certain demands are made to the individual, which has to respond but does not have the necessary resources to do so; then it is when the symptoms appear.

The list of symptoms of a person suffering from stress can be very extensive and varied:

– Concern

– Fear

– Lack of concentration

– Insecurity

– Negative feelings

– Negative thoughts

– Tremors

– Sleep disorders

– Eating disorders

– Digestive pains …

There are many factors that can arouse a stress response; Any situation or condition that puts pressure on the individual in his work can cause a stress reaction. And sometimes, even if the situation is not objectively very stressful (for example, it may be overwhelming for one individual, but not for another), if an individual interprets this situation as a danger, or as a potential threat. , the stress reaction will arise. But there are certain factors that have been seen that are repeated in people who have suffered work stress such as overwork, lack of resources to do it, bad relationships with superiors or subordinates, lack of time to perform the tasks demanded, insecurity in employment, etc.

But what can we do to prevent this problem?

● Rest. It is important to have enough time to recover from a hard day’s work. Disconnecting and focusing on other types of pleasant activities will make you perform better the next day at your workplace.

● Maintain a healthy lifestyle by taking care of the diet and exercising regularly.

● A good communication with other members of your team will make the environment relaxed and we feel comfortable to express ourselves freely.

● Do not let problems go by: face them in a more active or passive way, analyzing what is best in each case.

● Practice relaxation with some assiduity in the moments when we are worse, dedicating some time to ourselves.

● Congratulate ourselves when we have done a task well. If we have done wrong to recognize that we have done wrong on this occasion, analyze our mistakes and correct them, without guilt, without negative thoughts about oneself.

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”

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Why are you depressed?


Why are you depressed, if you do not have any problems, if you have everything, this is one of the affirmations that many people make before a person who feels depressed, the explanation is simple they say it because they have not gone through a depression.

Anyone can fall into a depression, it’s like when you go through a forest that you think you know and without wanting it or realizing you get lost, you have taken a path that you thought was familiar and you continue walking with the confidence that you will leave it, do not think about calling Nobody, you know how to find the way, and you keep walking and walking, and it starts to get dark and you do not see where you are anymore. Someone told you that following the stars you could find the north but what stars? How are they interpreted? It will be easy but I do not see the way and at the end you see yourself going around without seeing anything and without knowing how to get out.

Have you ever lost yourself in broad daylight? sure yes, but if there is light, how is it that you lose ?, well imagine when you see nothing ….

Suffer a depression is that, is to be in a black tunnel, it is like putting on a dark glasses that do not let you see, although everyone around you see everything as much clarity, you explain that you are not like that because you want, that you have lost the illusion, that you have lost the desire to do things and that you also have a hard time doing them, that you just want to cry and stay in bed, you do not want to take care of yourself anymore, so that a negative vision of yourself, of the future and the world … for what?

Depresion article

Time passes and you can not get out, when the people around you are already aware that something is wrong with you, they try to help you by encouraging you, comforting you, pushing you, everyone does it the way they know or can, and you think that They do not understand you, they are wrong, because you do not even know how to explain what happens to you, if you do not understand it or you.

You do not realize that there is a solution, depression is cured, even if it seems impossible, you get out of it.

You go through the forest, the branches hit you in the face, you stumble and you get desperate, you stay lying on the cold ground, suddenly a hand touches you, it’s a stranger, that in that dark forest, it appears and touches you on the shoulder, it encourages you to get up, to tell you what happens to you while he seems to know the path between so much darkness, you begin to walk together, slowly, calmly, there is no hurry; even if you want to get out of there, and get to your house where you will feel more secure, however that stranger starts to show you interesting things, like different ways of seeing in the forest, it is true that when there is no light, the trees look ghosts and distorted, we see unreal figures that invade us and fear is so intense that it penetrates us, that we believe that we will never get out of there.

In other words, within the framework of psychology, a depression is thinking bad, negative thoughts, distorted thoughts of reality, irrational ideas that settle in us in a way that we feel a pessimistic feeling invades us, penetrates us and we believe that it does not we can recover, are accompanied by feelings such as sadness, fear, insecurity, lack of enthusiasm, apathy ….

And time goes by and you keep walking through the forest, but you do not go alone anymore, you do not see where you’re going, but he does, and he guides you, tells you stories that sometimes you do not know very well because he tells you, you you listen and then in those stretches of silence you think about them, it leaves you at some point that you choose the path to go, and he goes with you, also listening to your stories, asking about them and being interested in the reason for what you tell him; Those questions that sometimes make you think that your way of living, of seeing past things go through the same filter, that’s why the ways of facing situations are often so similar.

After walking for a while, you start to see among the trees, it seems that there is light, it is still a little far away but there is light.


Getting out of a depression means being willing to open your mind, to be receptive to other ways of thinking, to see things differently, not unreally, but objectively, to accept that it is normal for negative feelings to appear, but not to be dragged by them, you can keep walking even feeling bad, it is more difficult but you can, it is the effort of not paying attention to the apathy or apathy, you have to keep moving, dancing even if your feet hurt, they will rest …

You are getting closer and closer to the light, that forest that looked like a labyrinth, has an exit, you have walked with your new friend until the end of that trip, you have talked so much … it is time to say goodbye, you already know that if you come back to lose, you can find the exit, or you alone or asking for help, but you will leave, that gives you strength and security, because there is always a path with light, always, even if we do not see it, you will know it is there.

Suffering a depression is a painful experience, it supposes a high suffering for the person who suffers it, but it is not forever if you work on it, it can be overcome, you just have to know how, if you do not know look for someone to help you and guide you, because there is always a long way to go and many songs to dance.

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