Thursday, April 21, 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

Sprouts are a power plant. Sprouts are miniature versions of the full-grown plant, which can be broccoli, cauliflower, radishes and others. What makes them so powerful is the concentration of nutrients.

"Researchers at Johns Hopkins University discovered that broccoli spouts contain anywhere from 30 to 50 times the concentration of protective chemicals found in the mature broccoli plants, including, indole-3-carbinole, one of the cancer-fighting compounds" writes Jenny Bowdenin The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth.

Carcinogens and free radicals damage your DNA. The high and concentrated amount of antioxidants, phytochemicals and minerals are the perfect weapon to prevent and protect your systems for various diseases.

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