Living a Long Life Through a Healthy Diet

Have you ever wondered what kinds of foods you could eat in order for a healthier you? Here are some of the world’s best organic food sources which will eventually give you a longer and healthier life.

Blueberries

These excellent berries are always sure to be on the list of super foods. Research found that they’re brain food — feeding blueberries to lab rats actually decreases the rate wherein their intelligence declines. They have pterostilbene, a plant compound which has cholesterol-lowering properties. Their antioxidant rating is the highest of any fruit. And to top it off, blueberries are rich in fiber.

Guava

This fruit has the taste that’s been said to be "part strawberry and part pear," one cup of this vitamin-rich fruit contains a huge eight grams of fiber. What’s more is in one generally used test of antioxidant power, guava was able to score second only to blueberries, right behind kale. Guava also contains lycopene which fights cancer.

Kale

Kale is a member of the brassica family which is related to cabbage and broccoli. It is rich in potent cancer-fighting substances called indoles, and loaded with bone-building vitamin K. Kale has the highest antioxidant rating of any vegetable and has a very low calorie content. You could tossed it around with olive oil while added a few dried cranberries and some pine nuts.

Sardines

These little fish are the best kept secret in the world when it comes to health foods and the secret weapon of travelers looking for a cheap, portable, easily available source of protein. Sardines are rich in omega-3 fats, and one of the least contaminated of any seafood since they rank so low on the food chain. Eat them out of the can or throw them on some salad.

Apples

The juicy red or green apple’s reputation for keeping you out of the doctor’s office is well deserved. Loaded with pectin (an important fiber), apples are one of the best sources of boron, a little-known nutrient that helps support strong and healthy bones. An apple with a glass of water is a great natural appetite suppressant.

Coconut Oil

This extraordinary oil is considered a healthy oil because it contains saturated fat. However, the type of saturated fat in coconut is of a very healthy kind called MCT or medium chain triglyecerides. They are easily burned by the body for energy. Coconut oil also has lauric acid, which is a natural anti-viral and anti-microbal substance.

Green Tea

This is a beverage that is very helpful for the body because green tea helps with weight loss as well as helps fight against cancer. It contains EGCG, a plant compound, catechin, which increases metabolism and has cancer-fighting properties to boot. Green tea also contains theanine, a natural relaxant which helps explain why the caffeine in green tea doesn’t make you nearly as jittery as coffee.

So there are your different foods for your health. They should become your next best friend because they will be able to give you the necessary boost in health and will always provide your body something positive to process.