Chiropractic care may be focused on the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine but chiropractors understand that patients are so much more than just spine. This is why they always say that they aim not just to relieve pain but to improve your overall health which when done right also keep you looking and feeling young. In order to achieve that, you need to feed your body healthy foods that contain vitamins and nutrients.
Sure, nothing can keep you from getting old but that doesn’t mean your age has to show especially on your body. In order to keep your body from withering away as you age, exercise isn’t only the trick. Just as working out maintains your youth, what you feed your body affects that too. Here are some foods that can make an impact on your health as well as your youth.
1. Antioxidant Rich Foods
As a large category, it includes all organic fruits and vegetables. These antioxidants prevent the process of oxidation and remove harmful free radicals from the blood which could lead to major diseases like cancer and heart ailments.
Basil, fennel seeds, cumin, turmeric, etc prevent oxidative damage to the cells. Therefore your cells remain healthy which in return keep you healthy since the human body is composed of trillions of cells. They provide structure for the body, take in nutrients from food, convert those nutrients into energy, and carry out specialized functions.
3. Green Tea
This drink is like the holy grail of drinks next to water. It’s not only calorie-free, but is also full of antioxidants, improves cardiovascular health, decreases inflammation, and controls hunger pangs while hydrating your system.
According to the nutritional break-up of kiwi fruit, per 100 grams contain 154 percentage of Vitamin C, which is almost twice that of lemons and oranges. Vitamin C acts as a powerful antioxidant, eliminating free radicals. Eating this on a regular basis would no doubt be good for your body not to mention prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles on your skin.
5. Green Vegetables
This is why you should have listened to your mom when she kept nagging you about eating you green when you were little! Leafy greens are a great source of vitamin K and fiber which may help ward of heart diseases, lower blood pressure and cholesterol level.
A research published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology has found that omega 3, omega 6, and antioxidants greatly help in improvement of hair growth and hair thickening and a great hair is correlated with youth and health, as well as signifying reproductive potential. A good source of these nutrients are nuts and seeds like walnuts and flaxseed for omega 3 and omega 6, while grape seed, sunflower, and sesame for oils.