Wednesday, November 11, 2009

8 perfect stay young foods



1. Eggs
Benefit: weight loss
When it comes to breakfast, you can’t beat eggs. (That was too easy, wasn’t it?) Seriously, at a cost of only 72 calories, each large egg holds 6.3 grams of high-quality protein and a powerhouse load of vital nutrients.
(Great! i like eggs actually. and it serve as a good DIY facial mask too!)

2. Green tea
Benefit: longer life span
Literally hundreds of studies have been carried out documenting the health benefits of catechins, the group of antioxidants concentrated in the leaves of tea plants.
(green tea is my favourite. now that i know beside banish excess fats in my body, green tea is good in keeping our life span longer!)

3. Garlic
Benefit: Cardiovascular strengthening
Allicin, an antibacterial and antifungal compound, is the steam engine pushing forward garlic’s myriad health benefits. The chemical is produced by the garlic plant as a defense against pests, but inside your body, it fights cancer, strengthens your cardiovascular system, decreases fat storage, and fights acne inflammation. Be sure not to overcook it, as too much heat will render the compound completely useless (and your food totally bitter).
(i have to say, i love garlic also. i will get myself a small plate full with chopped garlic during meal time)


4. Grapefruit
Benefit: weight loss
Those who ate the grapefruit also exhibited a decrease in insulin levels, indicating that their bodies had improved their ability to metabolize sugar
(i dont really like grapefruit. but this tips is tempting me to start liking it..)

5. Greek yogurt
Benefit: feeling fuller for longer
If it’s dessert you want, go with regular yogurt; but if it’s protein, go Greek
(yogurt is my all time favourite too! you must be wondering why i have so many favourite food huh? lol. simply because i love to eat :p)


6. Avocado
Benefit: reduced risk of heart disease
Numerous studies have shown that monounsaturated fats both improve you cholesterol profile and decrease the amount of triglycerides (more fats) floating around in your blood. This can lower your risk of stroke and heart disease
(i've heard that avocado is good for our skin too)


7. Bell peppers/capsicum
Benefit: improved immune function
All peppers are loaded with antioxidants, but none so much as the brightly colored reds, yellows, and oranges. The range of benefits provided by these colorful pigments include improved immune function, better communication between cells, protection against sun damage, and a diminished risk of several types of cancer
(another favourite ;) however, i prefer the green one)



8. Almond
Benefit: improved memory
Before you go out to eat, grab a handful of almonds; it could help keep your hunger at bay.
(good! prevent us from over eating..)

source taken from here

2 comments:

  1. Lolz...this is definitely a very beneficial post!

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  2. Erny, yea, somemore all the food are easily available.. so, no reason to not stay young! ;)

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