“ forever young, I want to live Forever young…do you really wanna live forever, forever, and ever young”.
This is a song that all of us wants to sing for life. Well, it is good to know you can live forever and not just forever, but doing so young. Looking young do not have to take surgeries and botox and pills, everything we need is all around us. Natural fruits and foods have the potential to keep us young and healthy for as long as we want to live.
You wanna know how? Keep reading.
If you want to feel good all the way down to your bones, then you need to take care of your bones. That’s where sesame seeds come in. They are high in calcium and rich in other minerals like iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and fiber.
This tropical favorite can help you appear seriously soft and poise. Pineapple is rich in a mineral called manganese, which is needed to activate an enzyme called prolidase. Prolidase provides the amino acid proline for the formation of collagen in the skin, which plays a role in skin strength and elasticity.
Lemon and lime Juice
While nearly every mammal can make vitamin C naturally, humans lost that oh-so-stellar skill millions of years ago. But that doesn’t mean our bodies don’t need it. Vitamin C plays a critical role in maintaining optimal genetic health, and it’s a crucial way to keep your skin looking brighter and younger. Science found that women who consumed greater amounts of it had smoother skin and fewer wrinkles.
These tiny berries pack a mighty punch, as they contain more antioxidants than almost any other fruit. They give you protection against skin-damaging free radicals from sun exposure, stress, and pollution, and they have vitamin C, which helps prevent wrinkles.
Watermelon is packed with lycopene, which acts as a natural sunblock, protecting it from ultraviolet rays that damage and age the skin, create sunspots, and make skin look weathered. The water content doesn’t hurt either, as its massive amounts help keep your skin hydrated and plump.
Besides quenching your thirst, oranges help keep your body youthful. This great source of vitamin C not only helps to boost immunity, keeping your body in better working order, but they also help build collagen. Collagen makes the skin elastic, supple, and younger-looking.
Just like the omega-3s found in salmon, avocados are jam-packed with the inflammation-fighting fatty acids that keep the immune system functioning properly. They also help both your mind and body age gracefully, so add the green fruit into your salads, top your toast, or use it to make a healthy pudding.
Mushrooms are one of the few foods that naturally contain vitamin D, a nutrient that most people don’t have enough of. Without vitamin D, you can’t properly absorb calcium, which will lead to osteoporosis, broken bones, and a hunched spine — and nothing ages you more than that.
Sweet potatoes are full of vitamin A – that’s what gives them the orange hue, they help fight off fine lines and wrinkles by revitalizing damaged collagen. Keep things simple by baking it in the oven, then topped with veggies or chili.
Carrots have some pretty important traits. They’re rich in vitamin A, which helps to restore and regenerate damaged collagen, an essential for the elasticity and regeneration of skin cells. Research also shows that carrots have impressive cancer-fighting properties.
Cooked tomatoes are loaded with lycopene, an antioxidant that protects the skin from damage. While raw tomatoes still provide the body with lycopene, the cooking process allows it to absorb.
Beans and Lentils
These superfoods are loaded with plant-based essential amino acids to meet all of your protein requirements. As women age, protein needs to increase slightly, and beans and lentils are superior sources because they’re also loaded with disease-fighting fiber and phytochemicals.
This is one potent spice that should be stocked up in your pantry. Turmeric helps fight cell damage, chronic disease, and aging, keeping skin and all organs vibrant and in good condition. Its powerful pigment, curcumin, seems to help prevent telomere (the end caps of our DNA) from shortening, which is believed to be a leading cause in aging and degenerative diseases.
This list has a power-packed variety. You are own discretion to choose what to start dieting on, you can even do more than two. Just know that therein lies your secret. You are now young…forever!