Thursday, June 26, 2008

Seven Foods to Keep You Young

It's very alarming that most of the people with jobs and so are the students are always having stress due to busy schedules and burdens that we sometimes think we can't solve. The sad but true thing regarding this stress is, it is making us look old!

Another point is that, "older" people always want to look young yet they don't exercise, do and eat things that is good in order for them to keep young. There are also cases that adults use ant-aging cream to conceal their true age. Although some these products works, but only for some. In the end, they'll just sit down in their couch wondering why they don't look younger.

We never want to look old, right?

So I did some research regarding some simple was in order for us to maintain our pleasant skin and be able to be young all the time. Luckily, I found an article in MSN Health and Fitness, suggesting foods that we must all eat to keep as young. Now check this everyday and common foods that will make us glow and stay young.

Olive Oil

Four decades ago, researchers from the Seven Countries Study concluded that the monounsaturated fats in olive oil were largely responsible for the low rates of heart disease and cancer on the Greek island of Crete. Now we know that olive oil also contains polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that may help prevent age-related diseases.


In the 1970s, Soviet Georgia was rumored to have more centenarians per capita than any other country. Reports at the time claimed that the secret of their long lives was yogurt, a food ubiquitous in their diets. While the age-defying powers of yogurt never have been proved directly, 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.


Thirty years ago, researchers began to study why the native Inuits of Alaska were remarkably free of heart disease. The reason, scientists now think, is the extraordinary amount of fish they consume. Fish is an abundant source of omega-3 fats, which help prevent cholesterol buildup in arteries and protect against abnormal heart rhythms.


The Kuna people of the San Blas islands, off the coast of Panama, have a rate of heart disease that is nine times less than that of mainland Panamanians. The reason? The Kuna drink plenty of a beverage made with generous proportions of cocoa, which is unusually rich in flavanols that help preserve the healthy function of blood vessels. Maintaining youthful blood vessels lowers risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and dementia.


Studies of Seventh-Day Adventists (a religious denomination that emphasizes healthy living and a vegetarian diet) show that those who eat nuts gain, on average, an extra two and a half years. 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.


Drinking alcohol in moderation protects against heart disease, diabetes and age-related memory loss. Any kind of alcoholic beverage seems to provide such benefits, but red wine has been the focus of much of the research. Red wine contains resveratrol, a compound that likely contributes to its benefits—and, according to animal studies, may activate genes that slow cellular aging.


In a landmark study published in 1999, researchers at Tufts University’s Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging fed rats blueberry extract for a period of time that in "rat lives" is equivalent to 10 human years. These rats outperformed rats fed regular chow on tests of balance and coordination when they reached old age. Compounds in blueberries (and other berries) mitigate inflammation and oxidative damage, which are associated with age-related deficits in memory and motor function.

Sometimes, we never realize that this ordinary foods we see in our kitchen can help us maintain our younger-looking skin and face. Of course, these foods will surely take effect with proper attitude towards life and how you live it.
Stay young!


  1. nice post!uhmmmmm, i wonder why blueberries came out the last?i thought it should be the first!hehehe!it doesn't matter, they are all excellent!

  2. very informative ^^
    i love blueberries!