Although it seems like a classic and a grandmother’s saying, studies confirm that eating a Mediterranean diet helps us to prolong life.
It is clear that there are other habits that help us. How to exercise daily, not to smoke, to control the consumption of alcohol, to make medical check-ups regularly and if we also take care of what we eat we will be able to extend our life expectancy.
There are many foods around us and within everyone’s reach that bring us a lot of benefits. Some of them are listed below, along with their properties.
Nine foods that will help us:
In addition to their contribution of vitamin C, oranges help us to lower the levels of “bad” cholesterol (LDL), thanks to the contribution of pectin.
Chickpeas, in addition to fibre, complex carbohydrates and proteins, contain vitamins of the B group (B1, B6 and folic acid) and minerals (calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium). All of this improves our mood by fighting stress and depression.
This fish gives us Omega 3, with beneficial effect against arthritis and good vitamin B12 to form red blood cells and thus prevent anemia.
They contain a lot of fiber, protein, and are vasodilators, something very important that will help us prevent heart problems.
Broccoli is what we can call an excellent “anticarcinogen”.
Composed essentially of potassium, zinc and vitamins A, C and E. There are studies that support the prevention of some types of cancers with can be, the cancer of uterus, prostate, kidney, colon, liver and breast.
It’s a very low-fat meat. With many proteins with essential amino acids beneficial to produce more neurotransmitters (chemical messengers), which will make us feel more vital and destressed.
It is highly recommended to take one or two yogurts a day, with this we control our weight, and the “good” bacteria they contain keep our intestine healthy.
While calcium keeps our eggs strong.
The green leaves of lettuce contain lactucarium. This is a natural compound that soothes us, calms our nerves and helps us to rest better during our sleep.
Almonds are a nut that stands out for its high content of vitamin E, which by its free radicals helps us combat premature aging.