There are some foods that may in fact increase your lifespan on this wondrous planet.
These super-foods, known for their anti-aging properties, all contain specific chemicals and/or vitamins that seem to increase our ability to fight off some of today’s most prevalent, life-threatening diseases.
11 Foods That Help You Live Longer
Ingredients: Apples are chock-full of several powerful antioxidants, especially quercetin, and are also high in the soluble fiber, pectin.
Health benefits: Quercetin, the superman of antioxidants, fights both blood clots and cancer. Pectin, not to be outdone, helps to lower blood cholesterol levels and remove cancer-causing toxins from the bloodstream.
Looks like the snake in the Garden of Eden may have been onto something — an apple a day may just keep the grim reaper away.
The best way to eat them: Just like Eve did: raw, with its peel intact, since the apple’s skin is what contains the quercetin.
Ingredients: Avocados are extraordinarily high in fiber, and contain more potassium than bananas.
Health benefits: Not only do they make your skin soft and kissable, but avocados are also a nasty enemy of high blood pressure, heart disease and certain types of cancer, especially colon cancer. Who knew avocados could keep you regular?
The best way to eat them: Just scoop ’em out of the skin, and enjoy raw. Try mashing them together with tomatoes, lime juice, jalapeno peppers and salt for a killer guacamole.
Ingredients: Bananas contain tons of potassium, magnesium and folate.
Health benefits: Potassium helps fight high blood pressure and reduces the risk of strokes. Folate is necessary for proper tissue growth, and is important in preventing heart disease and cancer.
The best way to eat them: Just like a monkey would. Simply peel and enjoy, and make high-pitched snorts of pleasure. It seems that monkeys are smarter than we think, after all.
Read on for the truth about eggs and nuts once and for all; you may be pleasantly surprised.
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