The most common cause of aging is the accumulation of damage in cells caused by free radicals – molecules that lack one or more electrons and that steal these electrons from healthy body molecules. As a result, wrinkles appear on the skin, vision deteriorates, varicose veins occur and chronic diseases develop.
Top 5 products that will keep the body young and neutralize the effects of free radicals:
Vegetables of the cruciferous family include: white cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, spinach, arugula, asparagus, horseradish, radish, turnip, radish, Chinese cabbage, watercress.
To preserve the beneficial properties of these vegetables, prepare them as follows:
no longer than 5-10 minutes in the steamer;
stew for 3-5 minutes;
bake for 10-15 minutes
Strawberries, blueberries, cherries, raspberries – champions in the content of antioxidants that protect body cells from the negative effects of free radicals and oxidative stress.
In the cold season, pay attention to frozen berries. It is freezing that helps to preserve all the useful components of the berry.
It is better to eat berries as a first snack or 15 minutes before lunch. The ideal portion size is 250 g.
Spices (cloves, cinnamon, turmeric).
Turmerics are especially fond of nutritionists. That’s why:
Turmeric inhibits the aging process of the body;
helps remove excess cholesterol – and this is an excellent prevention of strokes and heart attacks;
kills cancer cells. According to the Center for Cancer Research at the University of Texas, curcumin has a unique ability to penetrate cancer cells and change their DNA, leading to cell death. He does not touch healthy cells;
reduces the carcinogenicity of tobacco smoke, reduces its negative effects on the intestines, lungs and the body as a whole. Therefore, if someone in your family has a bad habit of smoking, this supplement will not hurt.
Nuts and seeds, especially almonds
A great option for a second snack. Contain vitamin E, have antioxidant action. Nuts not only delay the aging process of the skin, but also protect against ultraviolet rays.
Various oils from nuts and seeds, such as pumpkin, sesame, walnut oil, improve the metabolic processes in the skin and provide the necessary nutrients that prolong its youth. Oils work especially effectively in connection with vegetables and greens.
White sea fish
Our skin loves fatty foods. The youth menu should include foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids. With antioxidant properties, they prevent free radicals from damaging cells, which plays a significant role in preventing aging of the skin and the body as a whole. Omega 3s also prevent excessive dryness of the skin and the development of dermatitis. White sea fish is an excellent source of these fatty acids.
If you like salted fish, it is better to salt it yourself. This way you will control the amount of salt and be sure of the quality of the dish.