Anti-aging tips from Asia

Anti-aging tips from Asia

Anti-aging AsiaAsia is a rich pool when it comes to the diverse measures which exist to combat the aging process. The Buddhist monks in the cloisters were not only expected to pray each day of their lives for long lives, but they also placed a great deal of importance on being healthy in old age. Eating a healthy diet was assigned to being able to enjoy a long life, and it was already decided which ingredients should be consumed for this purpose. The most popular Chinese recipes from the monasteries were recorded in books and such books have been translated to the rest of the world since, as anti-aging recipes.

Soya: the anti-aging miracle!

In modern day anti-aging medicine, soya products are believed to have rejuvenating properties. This little miracle from Asia does indeed contain several anti oxidants and oestrogenic substances. It is therefore no surprise that it is not only the Japanese who associate a vegetarian, soya-rich diet as a way of increasing life expectancy! It has in fact been proven that certain illnesses occur more frequently in Westerners than the Japanese, due to poor eating habits in Europe for example. The favourable effect soya products have on fat metabolism and cholesterol levels are well documented. Anti-aging experts often recommend drinking one glass of soy milk a day and eating tofu.

Sushi & seaweed

The Japanese make a clear and direct link between nutrition and dietary habits and aging. On the one hand, a balanced diet prevents obesity and on the other it enables people to obtain the all important nutrients. This in turn is said to lead to longevity and beautiful skin. Botox and plastic surgery are certainly not yet popular in Japan and the norm is much more to focus on eating healthily and looking after your body. In Japanese cookery, seaweed is said to have healing powers. Seaweed is a common part of a typical Japanese breakfast, which would also normally contain vegetables and soya as well as green tea. Chopsticks and small bowls ensure that you do not get greedy! It is not too common for people to use cosmetics to combat wrinkles. Sushi, seaweed and green tea provide pretty much enough goodness for smooth, firm skin all by themselves.

Goji berries: rich in vitamins and glutamine

The goji berry is another important anti-aging helper from Asia. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over 3000 years. Today we know that it contains an extremely high amount of anti oxidants and more of the B vitamins than any other type of fruit. More than 2700 scientific studies have proven that the uniquely high concentration of minerals, trace elements and vitamins can work against all kinds of vitamin deficiencies. This would theoretically mean that the signs of aging have no chance at all against this Asian power tool! It is also interesting that the goji berry contains vital amino acids l-arginine and glutamine. Just a handful of goji berries a day is enough as an anti-aging dosage. It is also most convenient that the berries can be prepared in many different ways and can therefore be added to many types of food. If you prefer not to add them to your food, due to their fairly bitter taste perhaps, you could always use modern dietary supplements to prevent a possible deficient supply. Many ingredients which are and were traditionally used in Asia can be bought at health food shops and on the internet in concentrated form.