“How do you live a long life? Take a two-mile walk every morning before breakfast.”–Harry S Truman
Everybody wants long and healthy life. Always keep your smile…. Optimism may prolong your life…And a lot of such tips you can get from your friends. Your intellect, relationships and emotions, play a crucial role in enhancing your endurance power. Besides this, your diet also determines your age. Here are 10 super foods for long life.
Nuts (peanuts, walnuts, cashews and almonds) have mono-saturated fats, which lower the menace of strokes and heart attacks. They also regulate the metabolism and maintain the blood glucose levels. Frequent intake of nuts may reduce the formation of free radicals.
Profuse amount of phytochemicals are found in garlic that help in stopping the development of carcinogenic chemicals in the body. Garlic offers protection against oesophageal, stomach and colon cancer.
3. Olive Oil
Two tablespoons of olive oil a day can increase your life. It contains mono-saturated fats, which is good for heart and brain. It also helps in cancer prevention. So, replace your cooking oil with olive oil.
The rosy red tomatoes contain lycopene (an antioxidant), which helps in abating the risk of various types of cancer. You can eat them raw or cooked or as chutney or soup. Besides lycopene, tomatoes are also rich in vitamins A and C.
As compared to other fruits, berries (cranberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries) contain abundant quantity of antioxidants and Vitamin C. Anthocyanin found in berries diminishes the risk of colon cancer and cognitive turn down in older adults. ½ cup of blueberries each day can boost up immunity.
Lip-smacking chocolates can increase your life! Yes, it’s a truth. Studies have revealed that chocolates comprises of an antioxidant known as flavonols, which slows down the aging process. Eat dark chocolates to get maximum flavonols.
Banana possesses a great nutritional value. This fruit is affluent with minerals, vitamins, proteins and tissue-building elements. It’s also a good source of calories. Banana is used in the treatment of urinary disorders, constipation, intestinal disorders, arthritis, anaemia, kidney stones, allergies and tuberculosis.
Black coffee may add a year to your age. Researchers from Harvard University have revealed the fact that those women, who drink 2-3 cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of dying up to 18% while those who drink 4-5 cups a day can lower it up to 26%. This fact has also been supported by a study under the National Institutes of Health and AARP.
Beans and legumes raise the level of fatty acid butyrate (which prevents cancer). They are the rich source of proteins.
10. Grains and Seeds
As per a study being released in the Archives of Internal Medicine, whole grains and refined bread can reduce the risk of death by 22%. Grains and seeds are a good source of fiber. Fiber provides protection against obesity, some cancers, diabetes, heart disease and also reduces blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar.
So, make a little adjustment in your diet chart and include these enduring food in your list.