Chocolate : The reason as to why I have mentioned chocolate above all, is that I just hmmmm….. I just love them. I just can’t resist them.
Now,back to its features. Cocoa is unusually rich in flavanols that is required for the healthy functioning of one’s blood vessels. And if you have healthy blood vessels, chances are, that you will be better protected against high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, kidney disease and even dementia.
There haven’t been any studies till date that directly connect having yogurt with a longer life span and staying young. However, there’s no denying the fact that yogurt is a rich source of calcium, having enough of which significantly reduces the risk of osteoporosis, especially among women. The beneficial bacteria that yogurt contains also helps to deal with potential intestinal diseases, something that becomes common as you age.
Various studies have proved that the monounsaturated fats found in olive oil result in low rates of heart disease and cancer. Not to forget, olive oil contains antioxidants like polyphenols that play a pivotal role in warding off some of the various age-related disorders. So henceforth, use olive oil in your everyday cooking to add up years to your youth.
Alcohol protects against heart disease, diabetes and age-related memory loss, but only if it is consumed in moderation. For example, red wine contains resveratrol, the compound responsible for the various above mentioned benefits.
A recent study that has been conducted has proved that those who have nuts on a regular basis actually manage to add up an extra two and a half years to their average lifespan. Rich in unsaturated fats, the consumption of nuts offers benefits similar to that of olive oil. Not to forget, they are a rich source of various vitamins and minerals and other antioxidants.
Fish is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. It helps keep your cholesterol levels in check. As a result, there are less chances of blockage in arteries and this leads to better cardiac health.