Nutrition plays a special role in preserving youth, Italian experts have come to this conclusion, RIA Novosti reported referring to Lecco Notizie.
Italy is among the leaders in life expectancy. Men in the country live on average to 81 years, and women to 85. Specialists decided to find the reason for the longevity and health of Italians.
It turned out that the inhabitants of this Mediterranean country are especially sensitive to the quality of food. Their diet is rich in protein, vitamins A and C, folic acid and antioxidants. In addition, the inhabitants of Apennine do not abuse alcohol, do not smoke, do not drink sweet soda and prefer to cook from local products.
For those who do not want to face premature aging, nutritionists are advised to introduce at least 1.1 grams of protein per kilogram of weight in the diet, which will allow to maintain sufficient muscle mass. It is also recommended to eat dairy products, as well as greens and lettuce rich in folic acid.
Experts noted that you should not skip breakfast. In the morning you need to drink freshly squeezed juice from red grapefruit and eat nuts. This will allow the body to get the necessary charge of vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, antioxidants and mineral salts.