Nutritionists named 10 youth-prolonging foods

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A list of 10 foods that help fight aging have been compiled by nutritionists for the Turkish edition of Milliyet.

One of the most important in this row, experts called walnuts, which are distinguished by an extremely high level of omega-3 acids, which regulate cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of developing heart disease. Eating these nuts helps to reduce inflammation in the brain, which supports and stimulates cognitive activity.

Salmon is also high in omega-3s, which can help prevent cholesterol build-up in arteries, protect against heart rhythm disturbances, and help keep your mind clear as you age.

Olive oil is extremely beneficial for skin health, the newspaper notes, and the content of monounsaturated fatty acids will have a positive effect on heart health and help control blood sugar levels.

The article notes that blueberries have powerful antioxidant activity due to the highest levels of proanthocyanins and anthocyanins. Antioxidants fight free radicals and help repair age-related oxidative damage.

Spinach is also high in antioxidants. This can significantly reduce age-related mental deterioration, vision problems, and bone degeneration, and high levels of vitamins A, C and E and beta-carotene help protect the skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.

According to experts, green tea has similar properties. It improves skin health and also prevents the risk of developing a range of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and heart problems.

Tomatoes contain lycopene, which has anti-aging properties and has a beneficial effect on the skin. Also, eating tomatoes helps prevent heart disease and various types of cancer.

Red bell peppers contain vitamin C, which is beneficial for collagen production, as well as a number of powerful antioxidants. Broccoli, on the other hand, through the compounds of sulforaphane and indole, helps protect cells from damage caused by oxidative stress and reduce the risk of cancer. In addition, broccoli contains folate, which helps maintain optimal brain function as we age.

Dark chocolate contains flavanols that stimulate the relaxation of blood vessels, making them youthful and elastic, and also reduce blood pressure, the risk of type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and dementia.

Earlier, on April 23, nutritionist Olga Shmeleva said that eating apples has a good effect on the human body, helps the intestines and plays a role in the prevention of cancer.