Health Foods You Should Be Eating

There were quite a few scientific studies that indicated the beneficial properties of health supplements.  By eating healthy foods and sidelining processed junk food, you could dramatically increase your life expectancy. Here are a few specific foods that assist in this process.

Algae

Not many people would consider algae as a health food source. There are scientific studies that prove that you should. The algae Spirulina has been shown to contain antioxidant benefits, as well as serving as an anti-inflammatory supplement.

Cloves

Originating in Indonesia and commonly considered to be the first breath fresheners, cloves have been used as a spice for thousands of years and have been praised for their antioxidant properties. Cloves are most often used when stewing fruit.

Kiwi

The Kiwi is famous for its high levels of vitamins C and E which not only serve to boost your immune system but also boosts your T-cell count.

Cinnamon

This spice has been used by diabetics to assist with regulating their blood sugar levels. Other benefits that can be attributed to this spice are its properties as an anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and its ability to reduce the risks of blood clots. It has been shown that even a quarter teaspoon of cinnamon would be enough to cut your cholesterol and triglycerides by thirty percent.

Chocolate Milk

It may sound strange but chocolate milk should be added to your diet. It provides the same nutrients as ordinary milk and the amount of sugar contained in chocolate milk can be compared to a normal glass of apple juice. There are only two nutrients in apple juice, this compared to the sixteen contained in chocolate milk.

Swiss Chard

This leafy horde of nutrients has long been revered for its cancer fighting properties, thanks to its chlorophyll and phytonutrients. The antioxidant lutein which assists in fending off blindness is also present in this leafy treasure trove.

Flaxseeds

A mere tablespoon of flaxseed will provide you with 2.3 grams of fibre. Flaxseeds also contain lingams, which have been shown to reduce the possibility of hormone related cancers. Flaxseeds can also serve as an anti-inflammatory.

Red Cabbage

The red colour which these cabbages are known for can be attributed to the high concentration of antioxidants that’s known as anthocyanins. It’s believed that these antioxidants assist in fighting off cancer, diabetes, and prevent the hardening of arteries. Improvement in brain function has also been attributed to these antioxidants.

Passion Fruit

Passion fruit is high in vitamin C and E. The seeds of this fruit are edible and are high in fibre and antioxidants.

Oats

Oats have been shown to lower cholesterol as well as blood pressure. It has been noted that consuming a cup and a half of oatmeal on a daily basis would lower the amount of cholesterol contained in your blood by five percent, and decrease your risk of heart attack by ten percent.

From this list it is quite clear that in order to maintain healthy eating habits, you would have to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Nathan Johnston is an experienced online content writer who enjoys writing about various topics such as manuka honey,healthy living ,vitamins and herbs.


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  1. Great foods – however with the hustle of life today, I love cranking up the blender and adding milk, protein powder, berries, banana, yoghurt and eggs for a great tasting shake, that is packed full of nutrients and helps with fat loss and keeping healthy.

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  2. if we consider todays world ,we see lots of people are suffering from heart problem like heart attack etc..Recently a news i heard that a Waitlifter was found died in his room.The reports were telling that the cause of death was haert attack..so to reduce the chances of heart attack Oat should be used as it reduces the chances of heart attack by 10%..

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    • Thanks for the advice and the nice comment.

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  3. Cloves is good to eat.We saw so many ads in the television about cloves as these are the best mouth freshners and used in many toothpastes to keep your mouth fresh and it also protects the teeths from germs..

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