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What is the secret to a
long and healthy life?
It is in the food that we eat
As you well
know, all foods are not created equal
Choosing and eating the right foods may
help increase your life expectancy as well as
the quality of your life
Building a better
healthier body
begins with
what you eat.
Try these super
foods to get
started on the
right foot.
Flax seed
Like salmon it contains omega
3 fatty acids
Tese seeds
also contain omega
6 and omega
9 fatty acids
You get a lot of power to
fght high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes with this seed
fax seed can be added to fruit smoothies, sprinkled in yogurt, eaten with
cereal or added to pancake mix to name a few
Peppers are colorful
Tey contain antioxidants like beta
carotene and Vitamin C
Peppers range from mild and sweet to so hot
ll be calling the fre department
All peppers contain a substance
called capsaicin
Capsaicin has the properties of an anti
a pain reliever, lowers cancer risk and heart disease
Tey are good in
salads, salsa and all sorts of dishes
Nuts and seeds
Nuts are high in fat but those fats are the good kind
Peanuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, walnuts and pistachios are all providers
of good fats and protein
Crush them into a fne powder and use as
a coating instead of higher carb bread crumbs
Nuts help to lower
Eat them right out of the shell with no additives
Tis berry has been in the news lately
It is rich in antioxidants
and increases energy
You can get more done and look better while
doing it
You can get Acai juice and supplements in your health food
Te fat free variety is good for you
Yogurt contains
calcium, Vitamin B, and protein
If you don
t drink milk, yogurt is
an alternative to get your calcium in to build strong bones and teeth
Live yogurt also contains friendly bacteria to help promote a healthy
digestive system