Fact: Nutrition can be the key that opens the door to the secret room of long youth, or the trigger that will destroy it day after day. That is why adherents of a healthy lifestyle do not at all think that it is possible to take care of the beauty and condition of the body “too much”. Beautiful skin, shiny and thick hair, abundant energy and a figure like Isabelle Goulard and company depend on the quality and quantity of food.
First of all, it is important to know that there are foods that accelerate the aging of the skin and the body by provoking inflammation in the body. In fact, these are all non-nutritive, empty foods in large quantities and in the case of excess consumption. These include sugar-containing foods and foods containing added sugar, foods with liquid sugar (compotes, fresh juices), fructose sweeteners, and baked goods.
Of course, such a product, eaten once – a sweet bun or chocolate bar 1-2 times a month, will not affect anything.
The issue of the acceleration of aging and the occurrence of inflammation depends primarily on the frequency and amount of consumption of such products.
Many people believe that there are some special ingredients in foods that make them superfoods for youth. A nutritionist debunks this myth and assures: there are no such components. It is customary to call a product superfood, which in 1 g contains a large amount of vitamins, minerals and bioflavonoids, and this amount of substances in the product is enough to cover the needs of the body and reduce inflammation in it.
Basically, superfoods are nutritious foods – berries, vegetables (especially crucifers – broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower), nuts, seeds and other vegetables of different colors. More recently, a food therapist and nutritionist with 9 years of experience opened her telegram channel, where she talks about different foods and their nutritional properties to help all of us figure out what we eat. Must follow!
What is needed in the daily diet for those who want to prolong youth:
First of all, foods rich in vitamins and minerals are important for this purpose. Basically, these are whole foods, colorful vegetables, different berries, a small amount of fruits of different colors, whole grains, greens and foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids (fatty fish, cod liver, caviar).
The yolk is also a necessary component of the diet, since it contains a large amount of lecithin and choline, as well as the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which, due to their yellow color, help many important functions in the body to work.
In addition, there are important rules for the preparation of healthy food that must be followed in order not to weaken its anti age ability. In fact, all anti age foods are nutritional products. The most whole and unprocessed food, the absence of refining and crushing of products, that is, this is the use of products as (or as close as possible to those) as nature created them.
Vegetables, fruits and berries should preferably be eaten raw. Nuts and seeds do not need to be fried or baked – they are best eaten raw.
When it comes to cooking, gentle cooking is ideal. It is most correct to cook cereals or leave them overnight, after filling them with warm water. Also, not everyone is aware that it is important to cook cereals under a closed lid – this reduces the total amount of glycation products.
Sous vide technology is best for cooking meat, poultry and fish (food is placed in a plastic bag with evacuated air and slowly cooked at a relatively low and precisely controlled temperature, usually in a water bath) or a slow cooker, steaming or baking without adding oils …
When cooking, avoid crusting on food or remove it before eating – it is also not useful.
Also remember: an abundance of even the most healthy food provokes aging processes, and minimal consumption of foods helps to maintain youth.
Here the question is in the calorie content of foods and food windows. Indeed, there are studies that suggest that the food window of 10-12 hours (the time between the first and the last meal of the day) allows you to maintain the processes of liver detoxification and the utilization of cellular debris accumulated in certain organs and tissues, as well as normal functioning hormones. As part of this regime, you need not have breakfast very late and not have dinner right before bed.
Also, clean pauses between meals are great for hormone function and overall health. That is, when you eat nothing at all between breakfast and lunch.
Overeating even the healthiest foods doesn’t help the body either. Calorie surplus – excess energy that will be converted to triglycerides and sent to adipose tissue. This means, lead to the formation of excess weight, despite the fact that this is a good, complete product.
In fact, today it is very difficult to provoke aging or weight gain with the right foods. Because in general, if we are not talking about emotional eating of nuts or other nutritious, healthy and tasty foods, as a rule, people do not overeat healthy foods.
Every day, materials appear on the Internet about what should ideally consist of breakfast, lunch and dinner for those who want to rejuvenate with food. But, the perfect breakfast, lunch and dinner is an absolutely personalized plate for each individual.
The basic principle to adhere to is protein, fat and carbohydrates in every meal.
In addition, food should also contain micronutrients: vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, bioflavonoids, and fiber. All these substances allow you to maintain a sufficient amount of energy in the body and material for transport proteins, normal hormone levels and affect the general condition of the body, reducing inflammatory processes.
The expert emphasizes that there are also no top products with anti-age properties. At the same time, there is the concept of food compatibility or the so-called food synergy. That is, when one product enhances the effect of another. Therefore, the question here is not in any individual products, but in plates and a food basket per day.
Eaten during the day will either have an anti-inflammatory effect and prolong life, youth, having anti-aging properties, or, conversely, cause inflammation and chronic diseases.
For example, fatty fish contains protein, omega-3 acids and, if combined in one meal with fresh vegetables such as bell peppers or fresh berries and kiwi, that is, with vitamin C, together they will enhance collagen synthesis.
You can also add lentils or whole grains to such a plate, which will have a low glycemic load and a lot of protein and fiber, as well as the right complex carbohydrates. This will add B vitamins to the diet and saturate the body.
Another myth that even experienced beautygolics believe in is the superpower of collagen for rejuvenation? A food therapist and nutritionist with 9 years of experience explains: the collagen that is formed in our body in the presence of all co-factors works. When the body has enough vitamin C, amino acids and other substances from which collagen is formed.
As for collagen, which we take from the outside, its assimilation will depend on a large number of factors. First of all, this is the process of splitting into common amino acids and their further participation in the synthesis of our collagen.
This usually does not happen, because the body uses these amino acids even before they go to the “assembly” of collagen. For example, if a person is deficient in protein, then most likely collagen will go to repair it.
In most cases, collagen taken alone does not work.