Friday, November 5, 2010

Ten Most Recommended Foods for Anti-Ageing

The good anti-ageing diet would be a diet that is rich in vegetables & fresh fruit, oily fish, fibre & plenty of wholegrain. And also keeping the intake of fatty and sugary foods to a minimum is important for staying healthy & always looking younger. Another than these guidelines, there are some foods that are well worth including in your diet for best results inside and out.

Garlic does not just keep draculas away, researchs show that consuming 1 clove of garlic a day, either cooked or raw can help protect the body against cancer & heart disease. A study in IOWA, USA reported that women between the ages of 55 and 69 had a 50% lesser risk of developing colon cancer. Another research in India showed that garlic helps to control cholesterol levels & helped to thin the blood more better than aspirin which reduces the risk of heart disease and heart attacks.

Avocado is believed to be a vegetable but is actually a fruit, provides a source of good fat (mono-unsaturated fat) that the body needs to counteract the levels of bad cholesterol in the body (saturated fat). Avocado gives good natural source of Vitamin E, imperative for healthy skin and help to prevent premature skin ageing. It contains large amounts of potassium which prevents high blood pressure and stops water retention.

Cruciferous Vegetables
Cruciferous vegetables consist of Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Radish, Brussels sprouts, Kale, Watercress and Turnip. These kinds of vegetables can help the body battle toxins & even safeguard against some cancers. To harness the full effect of these vegetables it is recommended that you eat 115g/40z of either one or a selection of these vegetables per day. cook them very lightly so that the enzymes are not destroyed, they are best eaten raw.

Blackcurrants, Blackberries, Black grapes and Blueberries contain phytochemicals that are known as flavonoids that are potent antioxidants that help protect our body to battle free radicals that contribute to ageing.

Almost all nuts varieties are very high sources of minerals especially Brazil nuts and walnuts. Walnuts are especially rich in zinc, potassium, copper, iron, selenium, and magnesium although they are have high calories. Nuts is better be incorporated into a daily diet wherever possible by sprinkling them on desserts or cereals etc. It can help digestion, improve the immune system, promote healthy skin. and prevent cancer. They are also useful for lowering high levels of cholesterol.

Ginger helps to aid the circulatory system and boost digestion. Ginger can also help to relieve the symptoms, especially aches & pains of rheumatic conditions which are especially worthwhile to the older generation.

This fruit is a highly nutritional fruit,they are rich in Vitamin A, B, C & the pips contain essential Vitamin E, Selenium fats, and Zinc, which all help protect the human body from free radicals and ageing. Watermelon is especially healthful when drank as a juice.

Soya can help to maintain oestrogen levels,so it is excellent for menopausal women. Soya may also ease the hot flushes associated with the menopause and protect against osteoporosis, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Fermented soya products are preferable over ones that have been genetically modified as they are easier to digest and are more nutritional.

Water is required to keep the bodies fully functioning and healthier. Eight glasses of water should be drink every day to filter the toxins & waste materials from the body. Avoid sugary, processed drinks as much as possible, opting for fresh fruit juices, , low fat or skimmed milk, flavoured water and avoid drinking too much coffee and tea. Water can also be obtained from vegetables such as lettuce ,cucumbers , tomatoes, picked onions etc.

Whole Meal Pasta and Rice

Without regular intake of complex carbs we may lack energy and they are an excellent source of iron and fibre. Complex carbohydrates should be a big part of our daily diet. Brown rice and Wholemeal Pasta in particular is highly recommended as it rich of B vitamins.

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