Aging beautifully is not just a dream, all we have to do is be careful at what we eat, work out every day, and avoid getting stressed or upset from every little detail. Sounds easy enough when someone else is talking about it, but for some reason, when it comes to making it work, most of us end up quitting ahead of time.
We decided to give you a little help, and put together a list of super foods that will add years to your life, fight with various health issues, and revitalize your body and mind. Let’s see if you can guess what those foods are:
Yes, the plain apple we keep avoiding! These wonder fruits are extremely great fighters, are high on antioxidants, fibers, vitamin E, folic acid, and plenty other nutritious substances that protect you against some conditions related to old age, such as Alzheimer. Not to mention that they are tasty and not at all expensive. You can eat apples just as they are, or add them to salads, breakfast meals, and sweet healthy treats. As an added bonus, apples also help your brain stay free of stress.
One single mango fruit contains more than 95 percent of the needed amount of vitamin C. Eating mango will prevent you from dental troubles, its antioxidants fight cancer and heart diseases, and also help people who need to lose some weight, since it has so little calories. But here’s the thing: if you want all these benefits, you need to eat the whole fruit, including the peal, because that’s where all the good stuff are.
When it comes to sweet potatoes, most of us have a love-hate relationship with them. But did you know that 300 grams of sweet potatoes a week can help you prevent lung diseases, skin problems, or even prostate cancer? If you are dieting, don't add sweet potatoes to your dinners, and don\t eat them more than two or three times a week.
We all know how good fish is for our diet, and how it can help us stay healthy, and live longer. Trout is a fish rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, which are significantly important for a great brain functioning, improving your memory or cognitive functions. Also, Omega 3 will keep your skin hydrated and will protect you from the side-effects of free radicals. Choose trout as a less fat and cheaper alternative to salmon.
This super vegetable should be on your mind whenever you go shopping for groceries. It is rich in calcium, vitamin C, and nutrients that help your body fight with cancer tumors. Kale is also an excellent source of vitamin K, the same vitamin that keeps our bones healthy and prevents fractures, and even liver problems. Add kale to your diet, and you will see the benefits in just a few months.
A traditional oriental food, soy cheese is a source of proteins, has very little fats and helps your body stay on top of heart diseases. With its high contains of iron and copper, minerals that contribute to the development of red cells and decreases the symptoms of poly-arthritis. Add calcium and selenium in the mix, and you have the perfect food for keeping your entire body healthy; from strong bones to a perfectly functioning thyroid gland. And it is quite tasty too, you can added it to any meal, from breakfast to dinner.
Now that you know what foods to add to your daily diet, all you need to do is come up with an exercise routine, and learn how to get rid of stress. The road to a healthy life, although a rocky one for many, can be a real joyride for those who take just a few minutes a day and work on their routine.
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