by Varun Swasthi
Eggs also have a higher quantity of good fats, such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated ones, but they are quite low in saturated fat.
What’s better than a healthy food that wipes years off your face to start your day? Eating the right food can help you live longer and healthier and, in the process, also slow down your aging process. Treat yourself to a younger you with these six amazing breakfast foods every morning.
Eggs may look like they can do damage to you because of their high cholesterol levels. But research proves that eating an egg every day actually has enough health benefits. Eggs also have a higher quantity of good fats, such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated ones, but they are quite low in saturated fat. The egg white is high in protein and the yolk is a storehouse of iron and calcium, along with the essential B1, B2, B6, B12, A and E vitamins.
Due to its high content of fibre that helps manage cholesterol levels, oats are probably one of the best anti-aging foods for breakfast. Along with omega 3 fatty acids, folate and potassium, oatmeal also has “slow-release” carbohydrates that doesn’t cause sudden spike in your insulin levels. Also, oats are loaded with the antioxidants that fight against cell damage, and that can help reduce wrinkles.
Blueberries are the perfect choice for your morning fill, as they are very high in vitamins and fibre, but really low on calories. These tiny berries are rich in polyphenols, which help you improve your motor skills and also fight fatal diseases such as cancer, heart diseases and diabetes.
Latest studies show that pomegranate can slow down the aging process of your DNA. So, a glass of pomegranate juice can keep the wrinkles away. It slows down the natural oxidation (wear and tear) of DNA, and has also been linked to providing relief from stress and preventing heart diseases.
The antioxidant EGCG which is present in green tea helps rejuvenate skin calls and fight wrinkles. Green tea also contains catechins and polyphenols—two more antioxidants that take the years away from your face. This ancient drink from the East also protects you against cancer and controls your blood sugar levels.
This tangy fruit can prevent excess weight gain and also keep your insulin levels in check. They even help lower bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and instead boost good cholesterol. Grapefruit is also very high in vitamin C that protects you from free radical damage and keeps your heart healthy.
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