Thursday, April 17, 2014

8 Healthy Foods that Help You Live Longer

Who doesn’t want to live a longer and healthier life? Everybody wants to explore more of this attractive human world. Believing in god and practicing paganism can get you closer to god, but it will not help you to increase your life’s longevity. There are some superfoods which can help you live long and healthy life, because exercising alone cannot keep you healthy. So, here are some superfoods that you need to include in your routine diet, to see their positive effects.

Spinach is a superfood because it is a very rich source of antioxidants. This superfood is packed with plenty of iron as well as Vitamins (such as A, C & K). Spinach is also great for your eyes, as it is rich in lutein. It is a rich source of fibre, and it helps in regulating blood pressure and builds-up immunity. So, add spinach in your salad or your sandwich or go ahead and cook that irresistibly tasty palak panner!

Kale is one of the superfoods that you can think about having daily. It has high fibre content, and is a rich source of Vitamin B6, carotene, iron and calcium. It is quite similar to cabbage in its taste. Though it is still little difficult to get in India, but you can easily buy it online or in a big supermarket store. Kale chips are delicious alternative to potato chips and they also help in keeping your body free from fat.

Green tea
Every Indian shares a deep connection with tea. Green tea is rich in antioxidants, such as Vitamins C and E. It is rich in flavonoids and known for its various health promoting qualities and anti-ageing properties. It is known to keep away heart diseases and cancer. A good variety of green tea is the one coming from Japan, known as Matcha green tea. It is the ideal super tea that will keep your life healthy and keeps your body energetic.

Fish is one of the prominent sources of proteins and it provides body with Omega-3 fatty acids, which is essential for the healthy heart. Fishes like salmon, herring, kippers, mackerel, sardines and tuna are very good for your body. Salmon is also rich in proteins, Vitamin A and B. It also lowers the risks of arthritis and memory loss.

Berries Berries are very rich in antioxidants. They add a burst of colours to your fruit salad and to your health. Blueberries are good in keeping fat away from your body and also keep you away from cardiovascular problems. Cranberries can help in maintaining your blood pressure levels. Strawberries have anti-inflammatory properties, and it also helps keep diabetes and cancer at bay.

Coconut Coconut is a superfood with boundless health benefits. A glass of coconut water after your workout session will help in replenishing your body's lost electrolytes. Coconut oil can be used in cooking nourishing food as it is significantly heat stable and will keep your heart healthy. The oil contains special chain of triglycerides which are necessary for the brain activity. Lauric acid found in coconut oil helps in building good body immunity.

We Indians love our daily dose of dahi, with our meals. Well, here is a superb reason to binge on it a little more. Yoghurt is not only a rich source of proteins and calcium, it also helps in strengthening your bones and keeping problems like osteoporosis at bay. It also keeps your hearty healthy and strong. Yoghurt also helps in maintaining your blood pressure and helps in keeping cold away.

Dark chocolates
Yes, we kept the best one for the last! Dark chocolates are a superfood. They are rich source of antioxidants that are good for your heart, brain and glucose levels. The flavonoids in it have anti-ageing effects. They help to lower the risks of blood clots and cholesterol.

To enjoy your time on this beautiful earth, you need to balance your lifestyle with a healthy diet and a regular fitness session. So, include these food to live a longer and healthier life!

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