10 Foods That Will Make You Live Forever


You’ve probably heard this a million times- if you want to be healthy even when you reach the old age, you need to eat a balanced diet, rich with nutrients and antioxidants. However, the way this world functions today, many people don’t have enough time to make home-cooked meals, but choose to order take out or eat prepackaged foods. You probably think that there is no easy way to eat healthy and fast foods at the same time, but that’s not entirely true. There are several foods which are sometimes also referred to as the ‘super foods’, which will keep you healthy for a long, long time. Of course one serving will not benefit you, and you need to be consistent with this as well as with anything if you want results. So here are the 10 amazing foods that will make you live ‘forever’, or at least healthy to the rest of your long life.


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1. GREEN TEA

Did you know that many people drink green tea in the morning instead of coffee? Green tea contains good levels of caffeine and it can be a great ‘pick-me-up’ in the morning, but it also does so much more for you. Green tea has been used in Indian and Chinese medicine as a diuretic in order to rid the body of excess water.

It has also been useful for improving heart and general health. Green tea can be used to promote digestion, regulate blood sugar and temperature and it’s even believed that it has beneficial effects on mental processes in people. It has also been shown to, with proper nutrition, aid weight loss. But what gives green tea such healing and beneficial properties?

Researchers believe that polyphenols contained in green tea are responsible for the health benefits it provides. Polyphenos are chemicals with a very powerful antioxidant potential, stronger than vitamin C. Green tea also contains caffeine, theobromine and theophylline which act as stimulants, keep us awake and focused. One of the main components in green tea is also an amino acid called L-theanine which is known to have a calming effect on the nervous system.

2. OATMEAL

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Oatmeal that you make with oat bran and water (or milk) can be a great way to start your day, especially if your plan is to live a long and healthy life. Oat bran contains a type of fiber called beta-glucan which has been shown to be beneficial for lowering cholesterol levels. Also, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, oats help prevent heart disease. But besides the fiber, oats are rich in antioxidants going by the name of avenanthramides which prevent free radicals from damaging your good cholesterol, thus saving your cardiovascular health.

The fiber contained in oatmeal has also been found to improve the human immune system and prevent bacterial infections. This fiber helps the body strengthen immune cells thus helping the body get rid of infection-causing bacteria out of your system. This fiber also helps you control your blood sugar levels, thus lowering the risk of diabetes. Research conducted at Cornell University showed that the antioxidants contained in oats are quickly absorbed in the blood stream and have an anti-inflammatory effect. The researchers have also discovered that oats may be even more health promoting than many fruits and vegetables.

3. GARLIC

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Garlic is one of the nature’s most powerful foods. Have you ever wondered why people who eat the Mediterranean diet have such long life spans? Besides basing their diet on healthy foods, they frequently add garlic into their meals. Several studies have found that garlic can improve cardiovascular health and decrease the level of lipids. It is also a powerful helper against high blood pressure and inflammation. Moreover, garlic increases the level of antioxidants in the body, thus enhancing your immune system and helping you prevent chronic and other preventable diseases.

The main compound in garlic, allicin, provides amazing health benefits and acts as a natural antibiotic and anti—fungal agent. The high sulfur content makes your skin and hair more beautiful, while in combination with vitamin B, it improves your metabolism as well as prevents and treats dandruff. This great food provides the best health benefits when it’s crushed and eaten raw as an addition to a meal. Introduce garlic into your daily diet and you’ll be surprised with how your overall health and looks will improve.

4. BEETS

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Who said that tasty foods can’t also be healthy? Many people love eating beats, but did you know that they are also among the world’s healthiest foods? They are a rich source of phytonutrients which have been show to provide extremely powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxification support. The concentration of these phytonutrients is the highest in the peal, but they are also very high in the flesh. Eating beats regularly will surely improve your health.

Several studies have been conducted on human tumor cells, and when scientist used betanin pigments from beets, they have seen an inhibited growth of tumor cells and a decrease in inflammation.  Consumed either pickled or cooked, beats are a great way to prolong your life and improve your health. They contain a mixture of antioxidants which protect your body from disease, enhance your immunity and make your skin more glowing.

5. CINNAMON


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You probably love eating apple-cinnamon cookies or adding cinnamon to your warm glass of milk. There are two types of cinnamon. The first one is easier to find, but it is also less healthy, and it’s called cassia cinnamon. The other type is Ceylon cinnamon, and it’s the actual healthy one. When you buy cinnamon, try to find the second one in order to get the most benefits out of it.

This delicious spice contains high levels of antioxidants that protect the body from free radicals that cause oxidative damage. Polyphenols are the main antioxidants which protect your overall health, enhance your immune system and prevent or reduce inflammation. Cinnamon is also a good aid when it comes to controlling your blood sugar levels and reducing the risk of diabetes. There are many more health benefits it provides, including its power to decrease the risk of heart disease and reduce total cholesterol levels, while maintaining the levels of good cholesterol at a healthy level.

Since it’s so healthy and tasty, while not add a splash into your warm drink or sweet treats?

6. GINGER


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Ginger is often added to soups and other meals in order to enhance flavor and add an ‘edge’ to them. It is also frequently used as a natural way to treat different kinds of stomach problems (including problems with gas), nausea and vomiting. It is also used to relive muscle, menstrual, chest and lower back pain. It is used for many purposes, and it has been shown to help with various health problems.

This spice contains powerful anti-inflammatory compounds known as gingerols which help rheumatoid patients reduce their pain and become more mobile. Ginger also reduces the risk of diabetes by lowering your blood sugar levels, and it really protects your heart health. Among other things, it also helps with your digestion. This powerful healthy food contains over 50 antioxidants, which improve your health and protect it from the damage that could be caused by free radicals, bacteria and viruses.

7. KIWI

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Kiwi is one of the world’s healthiest foods, and it contains more vitamin C than many other fruits. Besides being an excellent source of vitamin C, which is one of the most powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals and protects your cells from damage and inflammation, this fruit also contains good amounts of dietary fiber which improves your digestion, decreases the risk of many health conditions, including heart disease, and reduces the levels of bad cholesterol.

Kiwi also contains good amounts of potassium which promotes the health of your heart. Scientists have also found that eating kiwi helps children with asthma deal with their symptoms more easily. One kiwi per day, twice a week is enough to significantly improve your health and boost your immune system.

8. PEPPERS


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Want to live forever? Peppers will keep you young-looking for a long time, as they contain good levels of carotenoids and several other anti-oxidants which are your best friends when it comes to fighting aging. These anti-oxidants also improve your eye function and prevent heart disease. It could be said that peppers contain very high levels of vitamins A and C, which are great for your health and immunity.

Spicy peppers contain another antioxidant called capsaicin. This antioxidant is responsible for the stingy taste of peppers, and besides satisfying your taste, it also helps you relieve pain, fight off cold and sinus infection and even lose weight (of course, if accompanied with proper nutrition void of junk foods) Capsaicin also possibly lowers bad cholesterol levels thus making sure your heart stays strong and healthy.

9. PINEAPPLE


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This somewhat exotic fruit with a sweet taste is one of the best fruits you can eat. If is used for a variety of purpose, besides just satisfying your taste, and one of its main uses includes improving digestion and preventing digestive problems.  Pineapples contain loads of enzymes that help break down proteins more easily, and adding it to your meals can give you an extra twist and an extra health benefit.

Of course, as any of the foods on this list, pineapples are also very rich in antioxidants and have powerful anti-inflammatory properties. You don’t have to take vitamin pills if you have pineapple in stock, especially as it contains very high levels of vitamins C and B, as well as copper and manganese. Although it is very tasty, it is low in calories (proving that not all amazing foods have to be fattening). By eating a pineapple once in a while, you can boost your immunity, enhance your overall health and protect your body from preventable diseases.

10. WALNUTS


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Walnuts may be one of your favorite snacks, but they are also one of the healthiest. According to Joe Vinson, PhD, “Walnuts rank above peanuts, almonds, pecans, pistachios and other nuts”. That is the case because walnuts contain a combination of high quality antioxidants in an amount twice as higher than in any other nut. With just a handful of walnuts per day, your body will develop the strength to fight off free radicals that can damage the body’s cells and cause disease.

Walnuts contain a large amount of antioxidant polyphenols, and combined with other antioxidants, they make walnuts a very powerful health preserver.

Walnuts also contain the amino acid l-arginine which promotes great vascular health and decreases the risk of heart disease. You have probably noticed that a walnut looks similarly to a brain- and it actually does promote brain health thanks to the vitamin E, folate, melatonin, omega-3 fats and antioxidant contents. Eating walnuts also helps you control your blood sugar levels, thus decreasing the risk of diabetes.

Walnuts are a great food with many health benefits, so introducing them into your daily diet will surely help you live longer.

TO CONCLUDE…

Eating these foods once in a while won’t actually enhance your health. However, if you include them into your daily diet and eat them regularly, but moderately, you’ll experience their full benefits. These foods are not only beneficial, but also tasty and great additions to many meals and desserts. Moreover, they are easily prepared (and some of them don’t need any preparation), so they can even be called (healthy) fast foods. All of these foods are low in calories, and if you eat them in moderation, they will also help you lose or maintain (a healthy) weight. It’s not difficult to eat healthy. All you need is to be determined to improve the quality of your life, and make healthy eating a habit and a way of life. That way, you will be a healthy person even when you become an old person.

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