10 essential foods to help you stay healthy

by | Mar 4, 2020 | Longevity

It’s no secret that eating healthy foods can help ward off disease, keep you feeling good on a daily basis, and provide a healthy-looking appearance. Antioxidants can speed up the cell replacement process and neutralize the harmful free radicals in your body.

Here are some foods that are easy to incorporate into your day. Instead of thinking about food restriction, a better outlook is to challenge yourself to fill as much as your intake with food that is good for you.

  • Leafy greens: Folate, calcium and other nutrients are good for bone density and they help keep cognitive functions strong.
  • Berries: Blueberries, raspberries and cranberries are packed with antioxidants, which can help ward off disease.
  • Tomatoes: They contain lycopene, an antioxidant compound that research indicates will reduce cancer risks and heart disease.
  • Nuts: Almonds and walnuts are filling and offer healthy fats, vitamins and protein. It’s an easy snack for when you are on the go.
  • Red wine: In moderation, red wine is a healthy pleasure. It contains resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant.
  • Wild salmon: Omega 3s are plentiful in this delicious fish. Research suggests that this these fatty acids can lower your risk for Alzheimer’s and stroke.
  • Green tea: Another great way to get antioxidants. Go for the higher end loose leaf teas, which pack a rich flavor that may even replace your coffee habit.
  • Beans: High in fiber, protien and antioxidants, beans aren’t just good for the waistline, they may aid in disease prevention.
  • Carrots: Of course they are good for your eyes, but don’t forget – they’re also good for your hair and scalp, thanks to Vitamin A.
  • Eggs: Full of biotin and iron, which give that healthy glow in your skin and hair.