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Monday, April 22, 2013

Foods that helps you age slower !!!

Many people ask what I eat to stay younger. I don’t know, my diet is not that fantastic. But it got me curious, so  here I have compile a small list of food that is ‘suppose’ to be good for you: 


Lycopene, an antioxidant that can combat free radicals (molecules or ions that can damage healthy cells and suppress your immune system), gets the credit for tomatoes' ability to help protect against some cancers, including lung cancer. If possible, opt for Classica tomatoes—in a study of 13 tomato varieties, Classicas ranked highest in lycopene. Don’t ask me what it is, I don’t know, but I assume other kinds of tomatoes could be as good too, & thank god I love tomatoes & Italian food for that matter. 

Red Bell Pepper 

This immunity-boosting superstar contains roughly 60 percent more vitamin C—which triggers the production of white blood cells that fight off germs and bacteria—than its green counterpart. It may also keep you looking young: A study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people with diets high in vitamin C were less prone to wrinkles, possibly because the nutrient spurs the production of collagen. Now, you know why I do that whitening jab!!!  Also this red bell pepper is more expensive than the green ones, you do the math…lol… 


This bright leafy green is a major source of vitamin K (one cup cooked contains almost 12 times your recommended daily value), which may help ward off heart disease and osteoporosis. You can find it in most super markets now. 


Rutin, a potentially lifesaving flavonoid (a class of antioxidants) found in high levels in this flavorful fruit, may block an enzyme linked to the formation of blood clots, lowering the risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a 2012 study from Harvard Medical School. I go to lots of functions & I usually see them using it to garnish certain desserts, strange right? 


One of the herb's medicinal properties comes from the antioxidant eugenol. Recent lab studies found that this compound sparks anticarcinogenic activity in cervical cancer cells, causing them to self-destruct. One of my favour dish is that Basil chicken in thai food, but I usually leave the basil behind, from now on, I’ll eat it all….lol… 


The deep-purple skin gets its rich color and anti-aging power from nasunin, a nutrient that helps fight the spread of cancerous cells by cutting off the blood supply they need to multiply. Research also suggests that nasunin may slow the development of Alzheimer's disease by preventing free radicals from damaging neurons. Well don’t eat too much of it, as the Chinese say, it’s very cooling! 

Brussels Sprouts 

Our cells are naturally equipped with tumor-suppressing genes, and the sulfur compounds found in Brussels sprouts may help those genes by blocking enzymes that promote tumor growth. A 2012 study also found that these sulfur compounds could play a key role in treating rheumatoid arthritis by reducing inflammation and activating cartilage-protecting proteins. Hmm… this is an ang moh food so I hardly ever eat it, but please do try it if you can. It's like a mini

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