7 Better Foods for a Longer Life

Anam Shahid Jun 24 2015

We all know that eating a whole bunch of healthy foods is the key to a good diet. This will improve your entire body’s health, help prevent diseases from occurring, and even increase longevity. So, is it possible to have such a thing called as longevity diet? The answer is yes. While not one single food is a cure-all, researchers have found in various studies that there are some particular foods, which have the tendency to have superior disease-fighting properties that can actually help you live a longer life. Having these foods incorporated into your diet on a daily basis, will outshine the health benefits they give away that may go with you for a lifetime.

Here’s a list of healthy foods to get a longer life:

Dive into Salmon

Salmon is considered to be one of the best sources ofobtaining omega-3 fatty acid. This certain nurient helps to decrease the risk of abnormal heartbeats, lower triglyceride levels, slow the growth of artery-clogging fat deposits, and reduce blood pressure. Omega-3s are also known as ‘brain food,’ since it can prevent dementia and cognitive decline. Salmon is also the best in fatty fish as it is low on the toxic containment department, mercury.

Bring on the Blueberries

These little tiny edibles are packed with nutrients to help protect you against diseases and boost your lifeline. Unlike many other berries, blueberries are highly enriched with antioxidants, which help to reduce inflammation, fight against radical cells from damaging other cells, reduces risk of certain cancers, heart disease, stroke, and every old person’s nightmare – Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Have a Cupful of Yogurt

Yogurt is loaded with probiotics, which are the good bacteria related to the bacteria that is naturally evident in the gut. This good bacteria helps support your immune system, protect you against diseases, and help the digestion system process in the best way where your body only gets the best of foods and nutrients to stay. Having yogurt in your daily diet can keep you running healthy as well as prevent certain cancers and be the cure to some health conditions such as, diarrhea, urinary tract infection and upset bowel syndrome.

Go Gaga for Green Tea

Green tea has become very popular as people have started to learn about the advantages it comes with. Green tea is a rich source of antioxidants which has proved to aid in keeping you mentally alert, and a major hit as to why women have started consuming it, because it helps with weight loss. It also helps to keep your cholesterol levels in check and fight against sunburns. Regular consumption of green tea can even help to fight againdt cancers and slow their growth.

Serve Yourself Spinach

The secret recipe of Popeye the sailor man is true. As kids, we should obey our moms into eating this dark vegetable as it a source to many vitamins and minerals that your body can use. In addition, it very low on calories. A cup of spinach is as equal to a cup of milk containing bone building calcium. Magnesium can be found in spinach, which is a mineral that helps your body’s muscular and cardiovascular systems run healthy. It is also packed with Vitamin E and A which helot to regenerate your cells’s health.

Make Yourself a Bowlful of Oatmeal

Oatmeal contains the most soluble fiber, which is the type of fiber that helps to decrease your low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or ‘bad’ cholesterol, and maintain your blood sugar. This prevents you from being in the risk of having heart diseases or diabetes. Oatmeal is also a great source for helping you stay fi, as it is a soluble fiber, it helps to keep hunger at bay for longer.

Adding tomatoes

Lycopene is also an important nutrient which is helpful in fighting cancer. And there’s no better source than rosy red tomatoes which can be found in almost every home. To increase the amount of cancer fighting nutrients, eat them cooked, in pasta sauce, tomato soup or even chutney.

Anam Shahid

Anam Shahid:

Anam has always been fond of writing and fiddling with words which allows her to not only express herself but pass them beyond. Graduating as a media student at ICMS, creativity comes to her pieces on its own.