One of the most pressing problems of our time is overweight. Therefore, we began to forget that food is not only calories, proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Food is first and foremost a set of trace elements and fiber that we need. It is not just a tasty (or not so) substance that fills the stomach, which is needed for energy. She can and should give us a lot more. Including health, beauty, youth and longevity.
All cells in the body are constantly changing. Regeneration occurs without interruption. According to the researchers, every seven years, all our cells are completely updated. That is, theoretically, we can live forever, remaining young.
Tempting, but hard to believe in it. And all because we do not lie for days in incubators, but actively destroy our body. How? We breathe the wrong air, we eat the wrong food, which we shouldn’t even consider as food (I'm talking about semi-finished products and chemically processed food). And we actively use different supercreams, drink alcohol, smoke ...
Stop. Enough pessimism.Ideal conditions will not be. We all live on the same planet, where air quality varies slightly. We all somehow want to sometimes skip a glass of red, and completely avoid household and other chemicals in the modern world, no matter how hard you try. If only to go live on a wild island in the Durumba tribe.
For anyone who has decided not to part with civilization, I propose another way out: let's turn our eyes to the positive aspects of life, namely, what we can do ourselves in order to neutralize the harmful effect on the body and prolong our life and youth. The simplest thing is to include in your diet the most useful products that protect us, fight against harmful substances and accelerate regeneration. I offer you 10 such superfoods.
Than rich:vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B9, C, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, phenolic acids and amino acids.
What are good:Celery - one of the most useful vegetables. It cleanses and removes excess fluid from the body. Celery stalk juice is alkaline and has anti-inflammatory effect. In addition, celery prevents and helps in the treatment of diseases such as high blood pressure, sleep disorders and even cancer.
Extra bonus:refers to aphrodisiacs, therefore, increases libido in both sexes.
Dosage:400–500 ml of juice twice a week or more often. In addition, celery is great for salads and hot.
What is rich:vitamin E, lutein, zeaxanthin, D-mannoheptulose.
Why is it good:no fruit or nut contains so much vitamin E, kakavokado. Vitamin E, in turn, is a powerful antioxidant and has a special property to repair skin damage. Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, which at least help our skin retain moisture and ensure the absorption of carotenoids. D-mannoheptulose has a positive effect on dermis and increases the level of collagen that protects the skin from premature wrinkles. Avocados are also rich in antioxidants that reduce age spots.
Dosage:0.5–1 avocados three times a week. Add it to salads, smoothies, make dip (guacamole) sauces from it.
What is rich:polyphenols and catechins.
What is good:superantioxidant, protects the skin from the harmful effects of the environment. It has a positive effect on blood pressure and helps to resist stress.The positive effects of green tea provide polyphenols and catechins, which can "communicate" with our genes and make our body resist the stress and harmful effects of tobacco and other pollutants from the air. If you drink green tea regularly, it can cure the damage that has already appeared (wrinkles, skin disorders, obtained from the sun's rays, and dilated capillaries on the skin).
Dosageka:two cups of green tea per day. Choose varieties that contain less caffeine or no caffeine at all (for example, Milk Oolong or Eyes of Phoenix).
What is rich:vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B5, ellagitannin, catechins, anthocyanins.
What is good:one of the most powerful antioxidants among food products. Protects skin from free radicals and oxidative stress. It prevents cancer, heart disease and inflammatory processes in the body.
Dosage:one glass of pomegranate seeds three times a week or 50 ml of juice without added sugar daily. Grains can be used as topping in salads and desserts. It is best to eat whole grains, as the juice itself contains too much sugar.
Extra bonus:bones clean the intestines.
Idea:Keep the pomegranate seeds in a plastic bag in a refrigerator, then they will always be at hand.
What is rich:lycopene, betacarotin, ellacin, a lot of different vitamins and minerals, water.
What is good:nourishes the body with fluid. Carotenoids protect our skin, and vitamins C and B2 fight free radicals. Watermelon helps with edema and removes toxins from the body. Seeds are rich in protein, minerals and beneficial fatty acids.
Dosageka: optional. Eat watermelon seasonally, especially when it's hot.
Idea:To clean the skin of the face and refresh its color, you can wipe the face with a watermelon crust (inside).
What is rich:folic acid, vitamin C, iron, carotenoids.
What is good:It contains a lot of antioxidants that prevent wrinkles. Carotenoids protect the skin and maintain its beauty.
Dosage:200–300 g of spinach three times a week. Suitable for salads and smoothies.
What is rich:anthocyanins, resveratol.
What is good:one of the most powerful antioxidants. Fights oxidative stress that leads to wrinkles and dull complexion. Anthocyanins affect collagen and dermis, protecting them from oxidative stress. Resveratrol, which is in the skins of berries, is the real anti-age substance..It is also found in black grapes and in red wine. Blueberries are simply an indispensable product for eczema and wrinkles.
Dosage:200 g daily. Suitable for smoothies, salads and desserts.
Idea:in winter you can buy frozen blueberries. Forest health grown in farms.
Than rich:nine essential amino acids in perfect proportion, vitamin B12, lutein, zeaxanthin, colin.
What are good:contains protein of excellent quality, which is necessary for cell repair and tissue construction. Our brain and nervous system need colin and vitamin B12, which reduce the effects of stress. Sulfur compounds in the egg help our body to independently produce the superantioxidant glutathione, which reduces inflammation and slows down the processes of cell aging.
Note:best of all these properties are manifested in environmentally friendly eggs, while they should not be subjected to long heat treatment. Therefore, in order to rejuvenate the best to eat soft-boiled eggs.
Dosage:one egg per day.
What is rich:polyunsaturated fatty acids, polyphenols and antioxidants.
Why is it good:protects against free radicals and has anti-inflammatory effects. It protects the skin from the harmful effects of the environment. Great for people with sensitive or thin skin, as well as for rosacea (skin disease). Prevents diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
Note:Choose environmentally friendly cold-pressed oil.
Dosage:1-2 tablespoons per day.
What is rich:carotenoids, betacarotin, fiber, vitamins A, K and C.
What is good:fights free radicals, preventing cell damage. It gives the skin a beautiful golden hue (especially in the tanning season).
Dosage:one carrot a day and more.
Note:best to eat carrots with fats. For example, with a handful of nuts or with cold-pressed vegetable oil (in salads, juice, hot dishes). So useful substances from carrots are better digested.
If you combine these products with products from our previous article, you get an excellent balanced diet. All this food is wonderfully combined with each other, which means that eating right and getting younger is now even easier now.