Are you constantly trying to improve your own long-term health? If you are you might find this list interesting. I name just ten of the best foods and drinks that have been proven to increase a human’s long-term health if constantly included in their diets. So next time you go shopping you might want to pop some of these things into your basket as they might help you live a few years more than without them…
From the Bean Coffee
I am not talking about those instant coffee powders and flakes, I am talking filtered coffee because it is this sort that has been proven to reduce the risk of both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases thanks to its ability to keep the brain active in both the short term and the long. Going for roasted coffee beans may also give you the satisfaction of getting natural stuff. You may want to look at ironandfire.co.uk and other such websites that can provide you with a coffee subscription so that you don’t have to worry about your coffee running out of stock. Also, yes, Starbucks is fine just as long as it is straight up espresso.
While most nuts deserve a place on this list it is Almonds that have been proven to lower your cholesterol levels and even reduce food cravings! And besides, its easy to slip these into your diet as they taste pretty great on their own as a snack.
Drinking lots of water isn’t just a good way to stay hydrated, it can also help your body in the long term to keep joints lubricated and fully working. Just be aware of how pure the water you are drinking is as not all bottled waters are as good as you might think (always read the label and understand their marketing terminologies.)
You might enjoy the taste of milk chocolate a lot more, but sadly it is only dark chocolate that has been proven to have those long-term health benefits. Anything over 80% cocoa should be considered good for you. But do eat this in moderation to many of the other things on this list.
I am not talking about a brew made from those little bags, I am talking about leaf tea. From green tea to red teas they are all mostly good for you, but I do suggest you do a lot of research about the kinds of teas you plan to enjoy. Most of them have powerful natural chemical compounds that can have been proven to keep the body looking younger and of course healthier over long term use.
while I would like to tell you to snack upon as many cinnamon rolls as you want it is the spice itself that has been proven to lower blood sugar levels and even help your body fight various pathogens including bacteria, parasites, and fungal infections!
You might not have heard of this drink before, but it is a fermented and slightly alcoholic tea drink that has been shown to have various health benefits and some of them are long term. So if you do need a few drinks in the evening to unwind you can do far worse then enjoy a large cup of this. This unusual drink contains Antioxidants that are substances that help your body fight free radicals. It can also kill some bacteria thanks to the acetic acid used in the fomenting processes.
While most freshly caught fish should be on this list it is salmon that has the highest concentration of omega-3 fatty acids. As I said, this needs to be as fresh as possible so pop along to the fishmongers stall rather than the frozen fish section.
Before you go rushing off to get some it is much like the dark chocolate before this and it has to be the highest concentration of cocoa to power ratio you can get. To keep your heart healthy in the long run the unsweetened cocoa powder with some low-fat milk is best.
You don’t need me to tell you there are lots of great health benefits to eating spinach, but yet of all the green leafy vegetables it is the one we consume the least of. So why not add some into your daily diet and help your body last a little bit longer so you can enjoy all the other foods that we have yet to develop and discover.