Friday, April 15, 2011

10 Healthy Foods for Longevity

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.

10 Best Foods

Sardines are great protein sources as well. Besides providing all the essential amino acids, sardines are excellent sources for Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids -- these are important for transporting fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamins E, D, and K and COQ10 into the cell. These little swimmers are also powerhouses of minerals.

Calcium, magnesium, zinc, and copper are minerals that support bone health as well as mental health. Another advantage: Sardines are very low on the marine food chain and toxins like mercury don't accumulate in them as they do in other fish.

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