Superfood : is popular in the land of longevity

By Lynne 7 month ago 360

Dr. Taz Bhatia, an American nutritionist, said good food can be considered medicine, containing nutrients that make a difference. Specifically, they regulate hormones, improve mental health, brain activity, and even the way the body moves. Bhatia advises people to eat a balanced diet of foods, thereby helping themselves to be happy and have a healthier life.

According to the expert, the places to find superfoods are "green zones", including Italy, Greece, Japan and Costa Rica. The population in these countries has a life expectancy of up to 100 years old and is still very healthy.

Here are some popular foods in green zones:

Egg

Eggs are the easiest to find among longevity foods because they contain a lot of B vitamins, Choline, protein and omega-3 fats. These substances are very good at balancing hormones, supporting the digestive system, increasing muscle mass, improving brain health and regulating moods such as anxiety and stress.

Olive oil

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Olive oil is high in omega-9 fats which are important for brain, gut, and hormonal health, helping to regulate estrogen levels, thereby improving your skin and hair. Expert Taz Bhatia recommends using olive oil for grilled dishes, pasta and salads.

Mediterranean diet with a variety of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and minerals, with an emphasis on healthy fats.  Photo: Freepik

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Mediterranean diet with a variety of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and minerals, with an emphasis on healthy fats. Photo: Freepik

Mediterranean diet with a variety of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and minerals, with an emphasis on healthy fats. Photo: Freepik

Butter

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Expert Taz Bhatia said that just 1/4 of an avocado provides enough omega-9 fats, vitamin E and selenium - good for the functioning of the thyroid gland and the immune system. They have many benefits for the brain, heart health, blood flow and body hormone balance.

Avocados also contain medium-chain fats that help stabilize the digestive system, preventing most digestive and intestinal problems.

Sweet potato

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Sweet potatoes contain a lot of vitamin A - a very important vitamin in increasing longevity. They promote cell renewal, prevent excessive cell death, and protect your muscles, skin, and hair.

According to Taz Bhatia, sweet potatoes are also very easy to digest and you can put them in the oven to enjoy the delicious taste.

Kale

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Kale helps create glutathione, which has important functions in the liver. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that provides oxygen to all cells, keeps every organ and muscle in the body working, helps eliminate toxins and delays the aging process.

"Kale belongs to the cruciferous vegetable family, commonly known for boosting metabolism, metabolizing estrogen and helping to clean out your liver," Bhatia says.

In addition, kale has extremely high levels of vitamins A and C, which help our immune system fight viruses and bacteria. At the same time, they also play an important role in keeping the intestines, skin, muscles, and bones healthy.

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Pomegranate

This fruit contains lots of fiber, minerals and resveratrol. "There is a lot of research on the effects of resveratrol promoting longevity and healthy aging," Dr. Bhatia added.

You can eat, drink pomegranate juice or use pomegranate seeds to decorate dishes to make them more beautiful.

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Source : According to Yahoo Life

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