Apart from satisfying your taste buds and hungry tummy, food also plays a major role in keeping you healthy and hearty. Hence, eat good to stay young and hot for many years to come. Here are a number of ingredients for healthy and refreshing diet.
• Make your food colorful
Include fruits and vegetables with antioxidants that help your arteries from clogging and prevents or smoothes lines and wrinkles on your face. From tomatoes to broccoli, blueberries to eggplants include a variety of colorful fruits and veggies in your every meal. These antioxidants fight the free radicals which cause cancer and heart diseases – not to mention wrinkles and spots. They are also responsible for the renewal of the age-related damaged cells.
• Add healthy fats to your plate
Consumption of monounsaturated fats results in lower risks of heart diseases, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, and even Alzheimer’s. You should also eat food containing Omega 3 to prevent different types of aging issues. Good sources of such fats include fish like salmon and tuna, olive oil, seeds and nuts.
• Sip Green Tea
Green tea is both – full of taste and full of potent antioxidants. Catechins which are the powerful antioxidants present in green tea helps in preventing aging. A research shows that including one cup of green tea in your daily life reduces your chances of high blood pressure by 45 %. If you drink more than that your chances of developing high blood pressure will be reduced by 65%.
• Eat sensibly – do not over eat
Eating less not only helps you in shredding the extra calories, it also helps you in maintaining the right body weight. Researchers have observed that women in their adulthood whose weight remains the same or closest to their weight of the end of their teenage years have lesser risks of having high blood pressure, heart diseases, gallstones and type 2 diabetes. Hence, avoid putting on 11 to 22 pounds of calories to your weight when you reach your middle age.
• Include Red Wine in your meal
Sipping red wine daily with your meals for five days lower your risks of getting a heart attack, diabetes and other life frightening diseases. Red wine contains flavonoids which are powerful antioxidants extracted from the skin of red grapes. If you do not wish to drink red wine, the best option is to include a glass of pure red grape juice. It will serve the same function for your aging issues.