A diet filled with these few foods will help you achieve two things, good overall health with lean proteins packed with fewer calories and antioxidants that help fight against aging. So next time you hit the market, add these few items to your list.
Chickpeas or Green Beans
Filling up on high-fiber foods will help prevent weight gain. Research showed in The Journal of Nutrition that women who increased their fiber intake by 8 grams for 1,000 calories generally lost weight or could maintain their current weight. So up your intake and reap the benefits.
Just eating under a cup of this berry for 8 weeks (red raspberries and strawberries included) contain anthocyanins and ellagic acid which aids in increasing the good HDL cholesterol and helps lower blood pressure levels according to the recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
At 92% percent water, fruits like this will keep you satisfied on fewer calories and it’s a good source of vitamin C. It also contains lycopene, an antioxidant that helps protect against heart disease and boosts the immune system to help fight off certain types of cancer.
Other foods that are high in vitamin C, are oranges, broccoli and strawberries. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition links vitamin C-rich foods with youthful skin by showing a lower risks of having wrinkled skin and age related skin dryness due to middle-age because of their antioxidant rich properties, say the researchers.
Omega-3 fatty acids in oily fish (like tuna and salmon) can boost your natural skin’s defense against UV damage. Scientist link the shield with the high omega-3 properties protecting the cellular wall from the damage of free-radicals.