Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Foods that Keep You Living Longer

In reality, there are no such foods as "superfoods". But there are a variety of food that provide greater nutritional value than others, that essentially build up your body for a stronger and longer life. Here are some foods to keep around for the rest of your life:

Goji Berries: These are grown throughout Asia and are known to reduce inflammation, aid in good digestion and help you keep flawless skin
Acai: This is another type of berry that is native to Brazil. It has the needed antioxidants to help fight disease and the necessary fatty acids that help you keep a healthy heart and great brain function
Low-fat Dairy Products: Dairy products build strong bones, and the stronger your bones are, the stronger your body is in resisting injury
Leafy Greens: Spinach, kale or other leafy greens help with keeping healthy eyes and bones
Red Bell Peppers: Eat these to get your daily dose of vitamin C, vitamin A and potassium
Strawberries: This fruit is also rich in vitamin C and dietary fiber. In addition to that, they are low-glycemicso they're a healthy alternative to sugar packed sweets
Alaskan Salmon: A cold-water fish that provides rich amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, protein and iron
Whole Grains: Grains such as whole wheat, bulgur, barley, oats, spelt, quinoa and long-grain rice, offer rich amounts of fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
Flaxseed: This is a nutritious seed variety that provides EFAs and rich amounts of fiber. Flaxseed also serves as a valuable source of omega-3 fats for people who do not consume fatty fish regularly
Avocados:These give rich amounts of nutrients, including vitamin E which help with healthy aging

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