Last updated on April 5, 2017
The Incredible Foods You Eat And The Longevity
Are you interested in living a full and healthy life? Do you want to make sure that you live for a prolonged period of time, without your health being impaired? If you have answered affirmatively to either one of these two questions, you should keep on reading this article. In the paragraphs that follow, you will discover no less than eight incredible foods, guaranteed to enhance your longevity and help you enjoy a better state of health.
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Keep sharing. May you have a great time of sharing and caring ahead. ~Philip
May you have a great time of sharing and caring ahead. ~Philip
#1 Leafy greens
Leafy greens are rich in vitamins and nutrients, representing the staple of any diet. It might interest you to know that they also contain a lot of proteins, being more than suited for the health of the brain. In fact, by eating a lot of leafy greens, you won’t have to ask yourself how to improve memory. It is also important to know that leafy greens are alkaline, which means that they can protect the body against cancer and other similar conditions. Among the most recommended choices, there are spinach, kale, Swiss chard, broccoli, collard greens and arugula.
#2 Red-colored fruits
Red-colored fruits, such as different types of berries and pomegranates, present unbelievable anti-aging properties. Rich in antioxidants, they protect against the damage done by free radicals, ensuring the health of vital organs, such as the heart or the brain. At the same time, they prevent the appearance of neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Thanks to the high content of fiber, they also support the proper health of the gastrointestinal tract.
We have often heard about cacao being a superfood and for all the right reasons. It has been confirmed that cacao can support both the health of the heart and the brain, being rich in vitamins, nutrients, and even antioxidants. Consumed on a regular basis, it can help one maintain the blood pressure at a steady level, not to mention it stabilizes blood sugar levels and it represents a source of healthy fats. Whether consumed as such or as cocoa, it can also support the health of the gastrointestinal system, promoting the development of beneficial microflora.
#4 Orange-colored veggies
Root veggies are well-known for their healthy properties, but the ones that are orange colored seem to stand at the top of the list. This is because of orange-colored root veggies, such as squash, pumpkin, and sweet potatoes, are rich in beta-carotene, which is vitamin A in disguise. Consumed on a regular basis, they can protect against different types of cancer and, at the same time, they support the health of the heart. They are rich in fiber, and they represent a good source of complex carbs, allowing the metabolism to function within normal levels.
#5 Nuts and seeds
Both nuts and seeds present genuine anti-inflammatory properties, being often presented as the best brain foods. They represent an ideal source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for the proper functioning of vital organs, including the brain and the heart. Among the most recommended choices, there are walnuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds, flax and chia seeds. Other nuts, such as almonds and cashews, are indicated for consumption, as they are rich in minerals, such as magnesium and iron. Moreover, all nuts and seeds can regulate the metabolism, help you fight chronic tiredness
Avocado is one of the most beloved foods out there, thanks to its rich taste and unique texture. But, at the same time, it has incredible health benefits, especially when it comes to protecting the heart against age-related conditions. It is rich in nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, representing a source of healthy fats; moreover, the good news is that it can be easily integrated into one’s diet. Many people consume avocados at breakfast, as it provides them with energy for several hours. The fats included in avocados are easier to digest than those coming from animals, having healthy and beneficial properties at the same time.
Coconuts are delicious to the taste, and they can be easily integrated into the diet, having a wide range of beneficial properties about a person’s health. They represent a good source of healthy fats, not to mention fibers and proteins, stimulating the proper functioning of the immune system and the brain at the same time. Coconut stimulates the production of healthy cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart disease and it also has anti-inflammatory properties. Consumed on a regular basis, it can stabilize insulin levels, being recommended including to those who have diabetes.
The saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is not just a saying but an actual thing. Apples are a fountain of health, ensuring the necessary protection for both the heart and the brain. When you consume apples on a daily basis, you also keep the risk of cancer down to a minimum. Apples are also rich in antioxidants, they can stabilize blood sugar levels, and they represent a good source of healthy fiber (beneficial for the health of the GI tract). To keep a healthy brain, you can also consider taking Geniux, a brain enhancement product which promises to increase your level of mental energy and the overall cognitive functioning.
These are a couple of foods, which you should include in your diet, on a regular basis. As you have seen, all of them come from nature, representing excellent sources of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals. Moreover, many of them, if not all, are rich in antioxidants, reducing the risk of cancer and protecting the health of vital organs, such as the heart or the brain.
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