Ever wondered why certain people from areas like Asia live longer than other people? Here’s a tip for you – food! It is no news that what we put into our bodies can either heal us or kill us slowly. Yet, a lot of us still make terrible food and drink choices. At the risk of over-simplifying things, if you want to have a shot at a longer and healthier life, these foods are top on the list.
- Green Tea
If you want great health, you can start by swapping your unhealthy beverages for green tea. Green tea is loaded with antioxidants that help protect your cells. Not sure if it really helps you live longer? A study of more than 40,000 Japanese men and women showed that those who drink a lot of green tea actually do live longer! Do the research!
Walnuts can be found almost everywhere in Nigeria. But, did you know that those slightly bitter nuts can change your life for good? Now you know! They contain microelements that are great for both your brain and your body. It is great for managing Diabetes, preventing Cancer, for great skin, and so much more.
Not all fishes are good as you can already tell. While oily fishes are generally better, Salmon is by far the best. It contains omega 3 fatty acids, animal protein, magnesium, potassium, selenium and many more vitamins and minerals to keep you in great health.
Broccoli is one of the best green vegetables available. It is a great source of vitamins K and C, and these help build collagen that forms body tissue and bone. It also helps cuts and wounds heal, protects the body from damaging free radicals, is an antioxidant, and assists the immune system in fighting a myriad of sicknesses.
If you are a yoghurt fan, then you’re in luck. Yoghurt contains wonderful nutrients like calcium, protein, potassium, phosphorus, vitamin D, and many more. It is generally great for bone health, but it is important to consume it moderately – too much can get you obese!
Another fruit that can increase your life-span is Avocado. One of the healthiest fruit options, Avocado is filled with heart-healthy fatty acids. It is rich in vitamins and microelements to keep you healthy always and is loaded with fibre. It is also wonderful for preventing cancer.
Forget the smell, garlic is magic! Garlic is highly nutritious and can combat sickness including the common cold. It improves cholesterol levels, lowers the risk of heart disease, and can reduce blood pressure.
BY: LAWRETTA EGBA