Asparagus is a tasty and longevity-promoting vegetable. High in potassium and vitamin B12, asparagus aids in important cell repair throughout your body.
Beans and legumes are a healthy non-meat protein to consume; they're low in fat and high in fiber, which can promote heart health. An Australian study found that people who regularly eat beans live longer.
Garlic is more than just a pungent flavoring agent; it contains allicin, which helps promote heart health.
Green tea's antioxidants are thought to help prevent certain types of cancer and may even reduce and repair skin damage from ultraviolet light.
Mushrooms are a true superfood. They're low in calories (one cup of chopped raw mushrooms is about 15 calories) and contain antioxidants, selenium, and vitamin D, which are all thought to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
Nuts and seeds (especially almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds) contain good-for-you omega-3 fatty acids, which can help lower bad cholesterol.
A small amount of alcohol may reduce the risk of heart diseases, but excessive consumption can contribute to a host of health problems.
All fatty fish (like salmon, tuna, and anchovies) contain fatty acids, which can help lower bad cholesterol.
The Okinawans, famous for their long lifespans, eat sweet potatoes every day. High in fiber and beta-carotene, sweet potatoes also contain anti-aging hormone DHEA.
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