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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