Start Consuming The Healthy Stuff Now To Save Yourself Some Ailments In The Future!

As one grows older, the importance of keeping the body healthy rises! Are you making an investment in your future by providing your body the right nutrients? These 10 foods might just save your life one day. Dr. Michael Greger, author of the new book “How Not To Die.” gives a list of dozens of food that can eventually elongate your lifetime. Here are just 10 of them:

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1. Beans

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“They’re the one food most tied to longevity. The American Institute for Cancer Research recommends that we eat legumes with every meal.”

2. Berries

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Image: Markus Mainka/Shutterstock

“They’re the healthiest fruit and can protect against cancer, guard the liver and brain and boost immune function.

3. Red Cabbage

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Cruciferous varieties have this unique compound called sulforaphane, the benefits are primarily anticancer. It has more antioxidants per dollar than any other common food.”

4. Greens

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“They have the highest nutrition per calorie. If we only have 2,000 calories a day to consume, how do we want to use those calories? Every time you put something in your mouth, there’s an opportunity cost, because that means you can’t put something healthier in your mouth.”

5. Flaxseeds

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“They have more of a cancer-preventing compound called lignans than anything else on the planet,” Greger says. “If you don’t eat flaxseeds, you’re missing out on the benefit.”

6. Mushrooms

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“They have unique nutrients [including an amino acid called ergothioneine that may slow cell death] that aren’t found anywhere else in the plant [and fungi] kingdoms,”

7. Nuts

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“You can cut your risk of stroke in half by adding nuts to your diet,” he says. “That’s amazing! Why don’t we hear about this? Maybe the walnut commission doesn’t have the money to blast it out there.”

8. Turmeric

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“If turmeric were a drug, they’d be making billions off it,”

9. Whole Grains

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“People who eat more whole grains have been shown to live significantly longer. People think it takes forever to make brown rice, but now there’s precooked brown rice and quinoa in pouches,”

10. Tea

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“You should eat the tea leaves, either by drinking matcha or by opening the tea bag and throwing them into a smoothie,” Greger says. “Otherwise you’re missing out on nutrition.”

 

Article: NY Post