Monday, July 27, 2009

Seven Foods to Keep You Young: Olive Oil, Yogurt, Fish, Chocolate, Nuts, Wine, Blueberries

Foods to Keep You Young

Seven Foods to Keep You Young: Olive Oil, Yogurt, Fish, Chocolate, Nuts, Wine, Blueberries

1:Olive oil

Olive oil also contains polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that may help prevent age-related diseases.

2:Yogurt

Yogurt is rich in calcium, which helps stave off osteoporosis and contains "good bacteria" that help maintain gut health and diminish the incidence of age-related intestinal illness.

3:Fish

Fish is an abundant source of omega-3 fats, which help prevent cholesterol buildup in arteries and protect against abnormal heart rhythms.

4:Chocolate

Cocoa unusually rich in flavonals which helps, maintaining youthful blood vessels lowers risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and dementia.

5: Nuts

Nuts are rich sources of unsaturated fats, so they offer benefits similar to those associated with olive oil. They're also concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals and other phytochemicals, including antioxidants.

6: Wine

Red wine contains resveratrol, a compound that likely contributes to its benefits-and, according to animal studies, may activate genes that slow cellular aging.

7: Blueberries

Compounds in blueberries (and other berries) mitigate inflammation and oxidative damage, which are associated with age-related deficits in memory and motor function.