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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
.
Ground
fax seed can be added to fruit smoothies, sprinkled in yogurt, eaten with
cereal or added to pancake mix to name a few
.
Peppers
Peppers are colorful
.
Tey contain antioxidants like beta
-
carotene and Vitamin C
.
Peppers range from mild and sweet to so hot
you
'
ll be calling the fre department
.
All peppers contain a substance
called capsaicin
.
Capsaicin has the properties of an anti
-
infammatory,
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
cholesterol
.
Eat them right out of the shell with no additives
.
AÁai
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
store
.
Yogurt
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
.
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