You may feel “invincible” when you are young, but acting as though you are will take its toll.Start caring for yourself properly – get enough sleep, eat healthy food and minimize toxins.
Here is our list of 8 foods that have praised by science for their health-prolonging and even rejuvenating effects:
Pomegranate has been associated with immense cardiovascular benefits in actual human studies, which found that it reversed arterial plaque that is thought to be a prime cause of serious or even fatal heart conditions.
Berries of all types are antioxidant rich (especially organic ones) – which means that they combat free radicals, inflammation and inflammation-related diseases including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis and even Alzheimer’s.
3. Omega-3 Rich Fish
Omega-3’s, which are found in wild-caught salmon (in much higher quantities than in farmed salmon), tuna and also some plant sources such as walnuts and flax seeds, have been associated with brain health – especially with beneficial effects on mood and attitude. They are also considered anti-inflammatory.
4. Red Wine or Red Grape Juice
Yes, it’s true. Red wine contains resveratrol – a powerful antioxidant that has actually been associated with reduced cell death in the brain and heart – meaning that this could actually lengthen your life. It’s advised not to drink more than one glass of red wine per day for health reasons – also you could skip the wine and simply drink red grape juice if you prefer something non-alcoholic.
Black, green, white and oolong teas have been been associated with various health benefits. Note that loose leaf tea is considered preferable to tea bags, owing to chemical residues in the paper of the tea bags which can end up in the tea.
Who said that staying healthy had to be boring? Did you know that the world’s oldest person, Jeanne Louise Calment, ate a bar of chocolate every day during her later years? It’s true. Calment was a French supercentenarian who has the longest confirmed human lifespan on record, living to the age of 122 years, 164 days.
This amazing lady, who lived on her own until shortly before her 110th birthday, ascribed her longevity and relatively youthful appearance for her age to a diet rich in olive oil (which she also rubbed onto her skin), as well as a diet of port wine. She ate nearly one kilogram (2.2 lb) of chocolate every week. Calment reportedly remained mentally intact until her very end – though (astonishingly, and we don’t want to encourage you) – she smoked cigarettes from the age of 21 to 117! Chocolate’s health giving properties are due to its principal ingredient – cacao – which is noted for numerous health benefits.
7. Olive Oil
As mentioned above. Though be sure that you are getting olive oil that is pure and not adulterated.
8. Lycopene-rich Foods (Tomatoes, red carrots, watermelon)
Lycopene has been associated with reduced cancer risk and (in tomatoes) is a component of the Mediterranean Diet which is noted for producing some of the worlds longer-lived, healthier people.http://www.herbs-info.com/blog/best-anti-aging-foods/?c=d