Look Young,Live Longer
- 10 Months ago
Eternal youth may still be a distant dream. but looking younger can definitely help you live longer.
B Vitamins: Found in whole grains, meat, eggs and nuts. They nourish the digestive system, reduce musculoskeletal pain, keep the skin and hair healthy and help in making red blood cells.
Broccoli: It has anti-cancer properties and is high in folic acid, iron, vitamin C, zinc and beta carotene. Enhances mood and keeps us youthful by boosting immunity.
Garlic: Natural antibiotic that fights colds and viruses in the body. Reduces cholesterol and high blood pressure, strengthens the immune system, improves circulation and cleanses the liver. Raw garlic every morning is shown to have cardio-protective qualities
Tomato: Contains vitamin C, potassium and fibre. But what makes it special is the presence of the anti-oxidant pigment called lycopene, which can prevent prostate cancer.
Yoghurt: The best form of calcium we can get.
Tofu: What the Okinawa people have, particularly in miso soup.
Orange, yellow vegetables and fruits: Rich in anti-oxidants and beta carotene that gets converted to vitamin A in our bodies. Essential for good hair and eyes. Red and yellow peppers, carrots, papaya, mangoes, apricots... the list is long and tasty.
Good oils: Plump up your skin with heart-healthy oils from nuts, seeds, oily fish and olive oil. Lower bad cholesterol, raise good cholesterol, prevent blood clotting-the main cause for strokes and blockages.
Reproduced from Outlook Business's Wellness Column by Rachna Chhachhi