The list below includes some of the foods that are good to be on our menu to eat healthy, but also to look young and beautiful.
• Soybean brew (tofu)
Soy curd is rich in isoflavonols, which reduce blood pressure and serve to prevent the formation of blood clots and plaque.
Isoflavonols have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-cancer and antimicrobial properties. Thus, they can regulate inflammatory processes in the body, slow down cell aging , fight germs and help protect against some cancers.
Soy curd is a good source of protein and contains all the essential amino acids that the human body cannot produce on its own. It also contains minerals needed for healthy teeth and bones.
Carrots are recommended mainly because of their high content of beta-carotene , which can be converted into vitamin A. This pigment is also an antioxidant that protects cells from aging caused by free radicals. Carrots also help prevent macular degeneration, damage to vision that results from old age.
• Cruciferous vegetables
Other foods that keep us healthy and young are cruciferous vegetables: cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and others. They are rich in vitamin C, E, K, minerals such as potassium, calcium and selenium and carotenoids - lutein and beta-carotene. Cruciferous vegetables also contain glucosinolates - substances that give them a slightly spicy taste. They regulate stress and inflammation in the body.
Researchers believe that their daily consumption stimulates brain health. They are also a great source of fiber , which regulates blood sugar levels. It can be added to any diet to slow down the aging process.
Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids, which prevent dry eyes, and this can lead to inflammation and blurred vision. Omega-3 fatty acids maintain brain health and can prevent cognitive decline associated with aging. Due to the high content of potassium, they prevent the occurrence of cardiovascular disease.
• Citrus fruits
They are a rich source of vitamin C, which has antioxidant properties. Thanks to it, inflammations and infections in the body are reduced. Citrus fruits are also rich in fiber, potassium, folate, thiamine, niacin, phosphorus, riboflavin and pantothenic acid .
The flavonoids that this type of fruit contains prevent chronic diseases caused by obesity. Consumption of citrus fruits rich in flavonoids is also associated with prolonging life.