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Forever young is the slogan that most adults in European countries live by comforting as it may sound, it comes at a price. Doctors have not come up with that cream that we apply to our bodies or that tablet that we take and maintain our young look without wrinkles on our faces, getting weaker by the day or prone to opportunistic diseases or disorders that come with old age. On the other hand, they recommend good dietary discipline. This is the price of wanting to look young and healthy.

The top ten foods that nutritionists and doctors recommend to combat aging. They include:

1. Healthy green vegetable

These foods contain calcium and vitamins like vitamin A, C, K and E which are essential in bone strengthening. Besides that, they also help in the prevention of eye disorders and boosting the immune system. Constant consumption of this green vegetables and fruits which contains the above vitamins lowers high blood pressure effects.

2. Cold water Fish

We have seen supplements that provide fish oil. What they actually provide is the Omega 3 fatty acids. This however comes naturally from fish. It is essential in preventing heart diseases and lowers the blood pressure. The type of fish that guarantees this is Tuna, Sardines, Salmon and Herring.

3. Beans

This low fat protein rich in potassium, iron and vitamin B is good for the heart. As less popular as it is, beans will prevent one from chronic heart diseases to a greater extent.

4. Whole grains and Cereals

Toasted Almonds is an example of whole grains. The food is rich in minerals and antioxidants. It also has high fiber content and vitamins that help in the prevention against cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

5. All types of berries

A good number of them like Cranberries, Strawberries, blue and blackberries are a rich source of antioxidants, and Anthocyanin. These nutrition components are important in cancer prevention as well besides that, they also protect against diabetes and help in proper functioning of the brain.

6. Olive oil

This fat product that is rich in anti-inflammatory monounsaturated fat and antioxidants has been used in many other applications besides the dietary values that it adds. Frequent consumption of it, can prevent cognitive decline brought about by old age. Also, it prevents against cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

7. Tomatoes

Red fruits help in maintaining the skin’s texture making us look more youthful. Tomatoes contain Lycopene that helps it to do so. This is a compound of antioxidants that also prevents specific cancer like lung and prostate cancer.

8. Red Wine

Another component of antioxidants called Resveratrol is found in red wine. It helps in the blood flow by streamlining the blood vessels and in the long run prevents heart diseases. A glass of red wine a day is good for you!

9. Nuts

Nuts have a combination of many nutrients, Omega 3 Oil, calcium, potassium and vitamin E. The best thing about nuts is that the calories that they produce do not end up accumulating in the body. Nuts are important in strengthening bones, preventing heart diseases and lower the blood pressure.

10. Honey

Honey is good for the skin. It prevents inflammation of the skin that is normally caused by the regular sugar that we consume. We can replace the ordinary sugar with honey in our home. Honey contains antioxidants that help in the skin’s texture.

However, there are more foods that help in fighting aging. If you live in a European Economic Area, you would be well advised to apply for a European Health Insurance Card to access constant check up on aging disorders and be given more options besides this.