5 Foods That’ll Keep You Young Forever

We are what we eat; therefore, it is very important to choose what goes on your plate. Proper nutrition is not just important for shedding those extra calories, but it is essential to help promote mental sharpness, ward off disease, and keep your skin looking flawless.

There is no food that can erase your laugh lines, however choosing a diet full of foods that are rich in probiotics, antioxidants, electrolytes, and amino acids can help give your skin a boost and improve your immunity.

Not sure where to start? Check out this list of 5 foods that will keep you young forever. And while there is no guarantee that these foods will help you keep up with Anne Hathaway at age 90, but they certainly will keep you feeling vibrant for decades to come.

There may not be a magical potion for infinite life yet, but these foods are as close as you can get.

Blueberries

Rich in antioxidants that give them their color, blueberries protect the cells from damage by switching the way neurons in the brain communicate. That being said, adding blueberries to the diet can help reduce the accumulation of protein clumps most frequently seen in Alzheimer’s. Case in point, one study revealed that adults who were given blueberry juice for 12 weeks scored higher on memory tests than those supplemented with a placebo.

These dark-hued blueberries do more than just helping with the weight loss; they might fight ovarian cancer, according to a recent study by Oncology Letters.

Green Tea

Did you know that 7 out of every 10,000 citizens are centenarians? Do you know what they have in common? They drink green tea every day — and it’s likely one of the reasons they live to blow out 100 birthday candles, say experts.

This beverage loaded with antioxidants and catechins does all sorts of good for your body and helps you live longer. It also helps ward off wrinkles by fighting inflammation and improving the skin’s texture. Researchers at the Norwich BioScience Institute recently discovered that the polyphenols in green tea block a signal molecule in the body that can lead to heart attack, stroke and vascular disease.

Walnuts

These hurt-shaped nuts have a reputation for being brain food, but that’s not the only benefit they offer. Researchers say walnuts are brimming in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants that can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Various researches show that walnuts help lower bad cholesterol, also known as LDL while maintaining the levels of good cholesterol, also known as HDL.

So, now you know that of all the nuts at the bar to go with, why it is better to go with Walnuts.

Dark Chocolates

Someone rightly said, “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”

Who said chocolates are bad for you? As long as you choose dark chocolates with milk over white chocolates, you are more than healthy. Dark chocolates wrapped in edible gold leaf are loaded with flavanols which increase the flow of blood to the skin and make you look younger. Furthermore, as flavonoids absorb UV rays, it protects the skin from sun damage. Not just that! Dark chocolates make sure your metabolism stays up to speed. Do not forget – the higher the cocoa content, the better it is.)

Due to the gold’s ability to regenerate the cells and restore their normal elastic properties, chocolatiers and chefs use gold flakes on food.

Sweet Potato

It is common for our golden skin to lose its natural radiance, as we age. But, thankfully enough, it is possible to regain the golden glow and block the skin damage caused by UV rays. In fact, a diet rich in vegetables, results in a more attractive, healthier, golden glow than the sun, according to a Journal Evolution and Human Behaviour study.

Researchers found that people who consumed more amount of beta carotene had a more sun-kissed complexion than those who didn’t consume as much. Having said that, one of the best sources of beta-carotene are sweet potatoes.

Takeaway

Truth be told, there’s no way to turn back the natural clock. However, these foods can enhance the function of your body and skin, keeping you young both inside-out.

 

They will also help you stay healthier as you age!

 

LisaLisa

My name is Lisa and my husband Carl, and I are the owners of the Night Helper Blog. We have been married for over 30 years and we have three awesome children, plus four adorable very active grandkids. From time to time they too are contributors to the Night Helper Blog. We enjoy reading, listening to music, entertaining, travel, movies and of course blogging. The Night Helper blog was created in 2008. Since then we have been blessed to partner with many well-known Brands like Best Buy, Fisher Price, Toys "R" US., Hasbro, Disney, Teleflora, ClearCorrect, Radio Shack, VTech, KIA Motor, MAZDA and many other great brands.

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