Things we do just to stay young forever are imaginable. Others bleach their skins, while others go for extreme plastic surgeries. But we forget that we are what we eat. How you age will solely depend on how you take care of yourself in terms of what you eat and how you take care of your body in general. But there are some foods that have been proven to help you age gracefully.
Eggplants are favoured by many people, but they are important because its deep-purple skin gets its rich color and anti-aging power from nasunin.This a nutrient that helps fight the spread of cancerous cells by cutting off the blood supply they need to multiply. Research also suggests that nasunin may slow the development of Alzheimer’s disease by preventing free radicals from damaging neurons. They are in plenty and easily available in the market, just go to Kimironko market and they will all be yours for asking.
Red bell pepper
Did you know that people with diets high in vitamin C were less prone to wrinkles?Yes, this is because the nutrient spurs the production of collagen. Red bell peppers are immunity boosters and contain roughly 60 percent more vitamin C—which triggers the production of white blood cells that fight off germs and bacteria—than its green counterpart. It may also keep you looking young: A study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that.
Rutin, a potentially lifesaving flavonoid (a class of antioxidants) found in high levels in this flavorful fruit, may block an enzyme linked to the formation of blood clots, lowering the risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a 2012 study from Harvard Medical School.
One of the herb’s medicinal properties comes from the antioxidant eugenol. Recent lab studies found that this compound sparks anti-carcinogenic activity in cervical cancer cells, causing them to self-destruct.
Our cells are naturally equipped with tumor-suppressing genes, and the sulfur compounds found in Brussels sprouts may help those genes by blocking enzymes that promote tumor growth. A 2012 study also found that these sulfur compounds could play a key role in treating rheumatoid arthritis by reducing inflammation and activating cartilage-protecting proteins.
Kale is now easily available at the market and in supermarkets. This popular leafy green is a major source of vitamin K which may help ward off heart disease and osteoporosis. In addition to vitamin K, this variety contains high levels of fiber, which can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Lycopeneis mostly found in tomatoes and is an antioxidant that can combat free radicals and have the ability to help protect against some cancers, including lung cancer. Tomatoes are healthy to eat whether cooked or eaten raw.