Thursday, April 14, 2011

10 Healthy Foods for Longevity

10 Best Foods

Health is determined by what you eat."Let nutrition be your medicine," Aspostolus said.

What is true then has not changed today.

From my research and on-hand materials that I used to study for my Masters in Science in holistic nutrition, and clients who successfully improved health, energy or accomplished weight loss between 10 pounds and 100 pounds, here is my list of the top 10 foods.

These foods were selected for their general health, low toxicity and nutritional value (in terms of protein, fats, carbohydrates, antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins and minerals).

And what is good for your health is great for weight loss and your longevity. Both go hand in hand

Eggs can provide all our essential amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Protein sources are important to maintain and build your muscle tissue, and to maintain a healthy immune system.

Your body renews itself constantly and to help your body accomplish this task, eggs are a great source for protein. Eggs also supply cholesterol, which is concentrated in the yolk. If cholesterol is an issue, I recommend that you check in with your doctor.

Studies have shown that the cholesterol from the egg yolk does not just lower the LDL ("bad") level but also triglycerides, while raising HDL ("good") levels. This study was conducted by researchers at Harvard University in 1997.

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