Today we are talking all things healthy. As you know I’m a huge fan of super-foods. I do plenty of research on anything healthy so I thought I’d share with you these 9 “live forever” super-foods!
Broccoli is rich in antioxidant vitamin C, which helps to fight skin damage caused by the sun and pollution, reduce wrinkles and improve skin texture. Vitamin C plays a huge role in the formation of collagen, which is the main support system of the skin. Broccoli also contains Vitamin A and vitamin E which are also crucial for healthy looking skin.
Salmon is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids which is the essential type of fatty acid. Omega 3 promotes healthy joints and skin, reduces the risk of heart disease and aids in neurological development in unborn children, omega 3 also improves heart muscle function and reduces the risks of deadly heart arrhythmia.
Berries contain antioxidants that have the ability to fight oxidative stress, initially caused by free radicals that lead to illnesses. Antioxidants also improve your health, protect your skin and hair, and prevent certain diseases. Berries are also rich in antioxidants ; anthocyanins, quercetin, and vitamin C. Anthocyanins reduces inflammation, and possibly could prevent arthritis. Anthocyanins work together with quercetin to minimize slow age-related memory-loss. Another strong antioxidant found in berries is Vitamin C. It is mostly responsible for the health of collagen. As we all know eating vitamin C will improve and contribute to glowing skin and healthy hair.
Garlic may help to lower the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. Garlic improves the body’s ability to dissolve blood clots that would otherwise increase the risk of heart attacks by closing the arteries.
Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Vitamins like these work as antioxidants to neutralize harmful free radicals in the blood. Tomatoes also contain Vitamin B and potassium which are responsible for reducing cholesterol levels and lowering blood pressure.
Avocados contain oleic acid which can help reduce cholesterol levels as well as avocados also lower cholesterol levels which insures your heart is healthy. Avocados avocado slow digestion and help maintain low blood sugar.
Leafy greens are rich in vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting phytochemicals. They also contain fiber which lowers cholesterol and blood pressure. Leafy greens also contain high levels of water, which in return keeps you hydrated and keeps your skin healthy and radiant. Leafy greens are rich in potassium which protects against osteoporosis and helps maintain blood-pressure levels.
Beans are rich in folate, magnesium, potassium, and protein. Beans provide the body with soluble fiber, which plays an important role in controlling blood cholesterol levels.
Consumption of whole grains reduces the risk of coronary heart disease and may reduce constipation. Wholegrains are low in saturated fat, rich in fibre, iron, magnesium, copper, phosphorus and zinc, also they are a good source of antioxidants and phytochemicals that can help lower blood cholesterol levels.