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The Secrets of Eating Right and Living Longer
12 Super Foods to add to your Diet
12/7/2013 8:21:22 AM
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My two most favorite things are one here... Tomatoes and Garlic.
I can go through 8-10 tomatoes in a week, and I have several recipes that I use almost an entire head of garlic for. There are other things on the list I like, but the Tomatoes and Garlic are constant in my diet no matter what. I also read (from another article years ago, forget where) that chemicals from tomatoes leech out of skin, and can help protect from UV rays. Thus, it helps prevent skin cancer (and tanning). Also, if you eat a whole lot in one sitting, the oils that come out of your fingertips can start the rusting process on metals (I know someone who has kind of put finger prints on metal parts for helicopters because of this). Oh, and I thought I read that Lycopene can also help your heart muscles (again an article years ago).
As far as I can tell it involves very simple things: choose foods that are in the produce department, some healthy dairy (if you can eat it.) you want the unsweetened dairy products, the sugar will kill your probiotics. Don't forget to eat plenty of healthy fats like olive oil and coconut oil (not the hydrogenated!! Get the good, organic, one.) Get some healthy movement: cardio, some strength training, some flexibility training. Get a little sunlight. Cook your own eats, carry a cooler, and drink some green tea. Now really, is that so hard? You can still have some real ice cream, some dark chocolate, and even some grain (which ever kind you can tolerate.) Just don't go nuts with it.
The point is to pay attention to how you feel in comparison to what you are putting in your body.
I have printed this off. I feel pretty good when I eat these types of foods. Going to show article to my husband.......trying to make him understand it all in the hopes that he'll make 'better' choices also. We have this one shot in life and I'd like both of us to enjoy it in a thinner, healthier manner. Thank you!
I eat most of these foods now. There a few that I don't eat at all or on a regular basis. I am working on integrating these foods into my diet. Slowly
1/7/2011 5:51:38 AM
this is a great list, my personal problem with garlic requires avoiding it, however in the article area of mushrooms, i add maitake, reishi and shiitake mushroom extracts for the antiviral and other benefits, for over 15 years i have had very few viral problems, although i have always gotten my annual flu and periodic pneumonia vaccines as well, and i will continue as in my childhood polio vaccinations, to use shingles vaccine and any new trusted and tested antiviral methods...
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