The bad news is that time cannot be stopped, but its effect on the body can be slowed down by eating right. Let’s find out more.
1. Pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc, tryptophan, and polyunsaturated fatty acids. They improve skin elasticity and promote wound healing. Also, pumpkin seeds contain antioxidants alpha-linolenic acid and cardiovascular diseases- carotenoids and vitamin E – which can help prevent heart disease and lower cholesterol
Zinc contained in seeds is involved in many processes in our body, it protects against the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation, fights wrinkles, suppresses free radicals, and has an anti-inflammatory effect. Zinc deficiency can manifest as acne, eczema, hair loss, and white spots on the nails.
Among other things, pumpkin seeds can help prevent prostate disease. Effects of pumpkin seed oil and saw palmetto oil in Korean men with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia and improve male fertility And tryptophan in their composition helps us sleep better. Sleep, as you know, is the main guardian of beauty and longevity.
Dosage: Recommended consumes from 23 to 42 g of pumpkin seeds per day. So three tablespoons or one handful a day is enough.
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Tomatoes contain a lot of lycopene, and carotenoids lycopene is what gives tomatoes their red color. This substance is also useful for people because it protects the skin from sunburn.
In principle, lycopene can also be obtained from raw tomatoes. But this substance is best absorbed after short heat treatment. Homemade tomato sauce or pasteurized tomato juice (it is heat-treated by the manufacturer) is suitable.
Lack of Lycopene and Beta Carotene increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes. So tomatoes – both raw and cooked – and tomato juice can help reduce the likelihood of heart disease. Lycopene, also found in tomatoes, reduces cholesterol levels in the blood and strengthens blood vessels.
Dosage: Research shows that you should ideally absorb approximately 22 mg of lycopene per day. Approximately so much is contained in two tablespoons of tomato sauce (not to be confused with store-bought ketchup, which contains many salts and other harmful substances) or one glass of tomato juice.
3. Fatty fish (salmon, salmon, sardine, herring, mackerel)
These fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and the naturally occurring nutrient dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE). Research confirms that a diet rich in fatty fish prevents wrinkles and helps maintain your skin’s beauty. The fact is that omega-3s have anti-inflammatory properties and improve skin, nails, and hair. And these acids are also necessary for bone health.
DMAE is a compound found in oily fish and is produced by our brains. It affects memory and mood. Lack of this can lead to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, depression.
Dosage: Recommended heat a serving of oily fish (140 g) three times a week. Even canned fish will do. The main thing is that they are in a good quality oil. And not particularly squeamish can absorb fish oil.
4. Cocoa or dark chocolate
Cocoa and chocolate contain flavonoids, a special group (flavonols). They have anti-inflammatory action and fight free radicals that lead to premature aging. One study showed that cocoa and dark chocolate, with their polyphenols and flavonols, have greater antioxidant activity than many other foods tested, including blueberries and acai berries.
Also, cocoa activates the production of serotonin that makes us happy. That is why Bridget Jones leaned on chocolate during her failures on the love front. It is best to buy good quality cocoa powder and sprinkle it on porridge and desserts. Or choose chocolate with a cocoa content of at least 70-85%. You can also buy the cocoa beans themselves, grind them in a coffee grinder, and season the sweets.
Dosage: Researchers recommend eating up to 40 g of chocolate with 80 percent cocoa per day.
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It is rich in flavonoids, vitamin E, L-arginine, polyunsaturated fatty acids, magnesium. It also has the good quality vegetable fats and antioxidants we need. True, they are just in the skin. Therefore, it is best to eat unpeeled almonds. Magnesium has a positive effect on blood vessels. And almonds also reduce the harm caused by smoking to the body. Finally, it boosts libido in men.
Dosage: Australian nutritionists have concluded that the optimal portion is up to 20 almonds per day. You can also (optionally) apply almond oil to your body.
Adapted and translated by Wiki Avenue Staff
Sources: Life hacker