Madrid: The latest scientific research recommends eating chocolate and drinking coffee or tea to combat aging and cancer and Alzheimer's disease and live longer in the young.
A German study found that the ingestion of chocolate containing tea or coffee with zinc additives activates the integration-retarding compound according to the British Daily Daily history, referring to Nature's chemistry.
The results suggest that this amusing combination will help alleviate the "internal stress" that naturally accumulates over the years and is associated with a number of health hazards against cancer of Alzheimer's disease.
Zinc is relatively safe to supplement even at high doses and can thus be regularly helped to slow down aging, the researchers say.
Chocolate, coffee and tea contain polyphenols, an antioxidant that helps to prevent cell damage.
The study at Erlangen-Nürnberg University in Germany found that zinc activates the polyphenolic compound in the laboratory. This activation protects the body from the gas that the cells produce as waste.
This gas can destroy human DNA called "oxidative stress" and is believed to play an important role in the aging process and is also associated with inflammation that can cause cancer and degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.
Polyphenols alone can not break this destructive gas but, combined with zinc, they produce a "supercomplex" compound.
This compound mimics a naturally occurring superoxide dismutase that destroys gas to protect the body from its effects.
This study is the first to copy the effects of this enzyme without the chemical properties of metals such as iron or copper.
Excessive exposure to these minerals can cause the so-called internal strain alone. However, zinc is considered to be less poisonous.
Many irones are also linked to liver disease, diabetes, and even heart failure, while too much copper can cause fever, anemia, and low blood pressure.
If zinc is taken at higher doses, excessive use may result in nausea and taste change, so researchers hope that they will be taken as additions or as part of a drug with fewer side effects.
Zinc may also be added to foods that naturally contain polyphenols. They already have large amounts of red meat.
"In the future, it is certain that, besides zinc, coffee, tea or chocolate products are also available," says research leader Ivana Ivanovic.