There are 6 drinks that maintain youthfulness:
Bitter grapefruit juice: Softer skin
Bitter grapefruit is rich in lycopene pigment. According to a study published in the European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, lycopene helps your skin feel soft and smooth.
In the survey conducted on more than 50 individuals, the scientists found that those with skin higher lycopene density tend to possess softer skin. For that reason, if you want to be like that, drink a cup of bitter grapefruit.
Alcoholic beverages: Reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s
Consuming alcoholic beverages in moderation, for example, one drink for women and two for men per day can help the body to avoid the risk of those forms of memory loss such as Alzheimer’s.
Although not being able to explain the operation of alcoholic beverages in the above cases, the scientists found that the consumption of this drink in moderation can help prevent the formation of ‘holes’ in the brain. However, if you drink too much, alcohol will kill brain cells ass well as causing brain damage and can lead to permanent loss of memory.
Cocoa: Healthy heart
Kuna people of San Blas Islands, off the coast of Panama have low heart disease rate, about 9 times less than those who live on the mainland of Panama.
That is because Kuna people consume a beverage made of cocoa which is very rich in flavanols and helps maintain the function of blood vessels. Maintaining ‘young’ blood vessels reduces the risk of developing high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and memory loss.
Milk: Building muscle and increasing stamina
Research shows that when entering the age of 30, each person loses from 0.5% to 1% lean muscle each year. The amino acids in protein can help build muscle mass, particularly leucine amino acids can stimulate the operation of building muscle in the body. Milk is rich in leucine. Other dairy products such as Greece yogurt, lean meat, fish and soy also contain high content of amino acids.
Carrot juice: Improving memory
Carrot contains luteolin, a flavonoid substance believed to help prevent the decline of cognitive function of the brain.
Research published in the Journal of Nutrition in 2010 showed that the mice that were applied diet containing luteolin had better memory in comparison with those who did not eat luteolin. In addition to carrots, luteolin can also be found in bell peppers, celery, rosemary and thyme.
Soymilk: Skin firming and less wrinkles
The active ingredient in soymilk, isoflavones helps maintain collagen levels and by that it helps firm your skin. In a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, mice fed with isoflavones and exposed to UV light appears less wrinkles and have firmer skin than those with the same condition but were not fed with isoflavones. The researchers believe that isoflavones help prevent fracture of collagen links.