The idea of eating healthy to stay young is not new, but you have to know exactly what to eat to get what you want: a skin and a strong body in a sharp mind. Here are some foods that help you keep young:

Salmon - Sardinella's tone or any other oily fish – whether fresh, smoked, canned or marinated fish fat should be present in the diet at least twice a week. In addition to the essential fatty acids omega-3, fatty fish contains iron, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin D, and E, which are substances capable of neutralizing free radicals in the body.

Essential fatty acids play a fundamental role in the permeability of cell membranes, allowing nutrients to enter and toxic substances to get out.

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In addition, it helps keeping fat deposits in the skin, adipose tissue that gives elasticity and suppleness which protects it from wrinkles.

Spinach - and all green leafy vegetables (lettuce, arugula, cabbage, endive) - contain high amounts of vitamin C and phytonutrients antioxidants (beta carotene, flavonoids). The high content of minerals (calcium, potassium, iron) along with other substances in these vegetables is beneficial for a detoxifying effect, stimulates the functioning of the liver, spleen and gall bladder, neutralizes the acidic pH in the body and stabilizes cellular DNA structure.

Peppers - no matter if it is red or green bell pepper. It covers the daily vitamin C needs. The strong color of peppers is due to the large amount of bioflavonoids and other antioxidants: beta and alpha-carotene, phenolic acids, plant sterols, vitamin D precursors and zeaxanthin are two phytonutrients that prevent the aging of the retina and loss of vision caused by age.

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Strawberries and berries - they have a large amount of antioxidant because they contain Vitamin C; their composition wealth of phytonutrients is able to prevent the formation of carcinogens and free radicals in the body.

Black grapes - rich in minerals (magnesium, selenium, potassium, calcium) and phytonutrients, real grapes have antioxidant qualities. Consuming all the seeds, grapes slow aging, help maintaining suppleness of skin and cartilage, inhibit the effect of nicotine and other toxic products, serve detox and cleanse the body (especially the liver) of harmful substances resulting from the metabolism; shortly, these are the ideal foods for maintaining health and youth.

Tomatoes - are the most important source of lycopene, a carotenoid phytonutrient antioxidant which helps protecting the skin against aging and the harmful action of ultraviolet rays. In addition to lycopene, in tomatoes there are other substances that neutralize free radicals: vitamin C and beta-carotene, both in high-dose and with synergistic effect. 

Egg - it is a complete food with all essential amino acids, minerals (calcium, iron, selenium) and fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E) with increased bioavailability and rapid absorption in the body. #Cooking and Recipes