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Top 20 Superfoods and Spices for a Super Long Life
Everyone knows that eating a wide variety of natural foods is the key to good diet and a healthier body that can fend off disease. There is no single food or spice that should be considered a cure-all; but rather each superfood is small piece of a puzzle that, when properly combined with other foods, make a complete picture to provide you with good health.
Some foods are well-known for having exceptional compounds that can provide superior disease-fighting and immune-boosting compounds. This can offer us super longevity, especially when combined with a healthy lifestyle.
Ever wonder what foods you can eat more of to help boost both the life in your years as well as the years in your life? Keep reading for the top 20 superfoods and super spices that do exactly that!
You might not think it, but cinnamon is rich in fiber! It also is full of calcium and manganese. Cinnamon has been used for thousands of years as both medicine and a flavorful spice. Cinnamon can stop the inflammation that can cause arthritis, regulate blood sugar levels, and can even prevent cancer.
There is a whole lot going on in that morning cup of joe! Coffee is a treasure chest of powerful antioxidants that can protect us from damage at a cellular level, and kill the free radicals that cause premature aging, heart disease, stroke, diabetes — even Alzheimer’s. A 2012 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that those who drank coffee daily had significantly lower odds of dying during the 13-year study period than those who didn’t hit up the coffee bar.
You mom probably served you oatmeal when you were a kid, and told you it was good for you, and she was right! Oatmeal is perhaps one of the best sources of soluble fiber. This is the kind of fiber you want more of in your diet. It controls blood sugar levels and lowers the LDL (bad) cholesterol, which means it can help prevent diabetes and heart disease. It can also help you lose weight because soluble fiber will keep you feeling full longer. So don’t skip that oatmeal in the morning!
Thyme has been known for eons as a bacteria-fighter, and in tincture form it has been found in studies to be just as effective as prescription creams for the treatment of acne. Recent research shows that thyme can inhibit inflammation the same way resveratrol does.
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