Of course, no food guarantees eternal youth, but something will definitely help to protect the body and strengthen the immune system. For example, pickled foods and cereals. What exactly you need to eat in order not to age longer, Anna Karshieva, a gastroenterologist at the Atlas clinics, told the Prime agency.
According to the expert, the gut bacteria community, the microbiota, plays a big role in maintaining immunity and fighting inflammation. So it even affects the mood for the better. The state of these organisms can be influenced by nutrition. One of the main rules is eat enough fiber. Just 25 grams of fiber per day has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and colon cancer by 15-30%.
These dietary fibers are abundant in whole grains such as brown rice, whole oats, and bulgur, as well as legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. Yes, it is useful, but you should not get carried away with such products – discomfort in the abdomen due to gases may appear.
Also very beneficial for the microbiota fermented foods, that is, those obtained by fermentation. This is sauerkraut, pickled apples, pickles and tomatoes and stuff like that. They say that the secret of the longevity of the South Koreans is precisely this, the doctor explained. But people with high acidity or chronic pancreatitis should be careful with such dishes – they can lead to an exacerbation.
By the way, a gastroenterologist from Japan, Aki Kudo, also called for eating more legumes, as well as observing a drinking regimen. This lifestyle will help maintain beauty and longevity.