Food & Diet
10 Foods That Will Make You Live Forever
You’ve probably heard this a million times- if you want to be healthy even when you reach the old age, you need to eat a balanced diet, rich with nutrients and antioxidants. However, the way this world functions today, many people don’t have enough time to make home-cooked meals, but choose to order take out or eat prepackaged foods. You probably think that there is no easy way to eat healthy and fast foods at the same time, but that’s not entirely true. There are several foods which are sometimes also referred to as the ‘super foods’, which will keep you healthy for a long, long time. Of course one serving will not benefit you, and you need to be consistent with this as well as with anything if you want results. So here are the 10 amazing foods that will make you live ‘forever’, or at least healthy to the rest of your long life.
1. Green tea
Did you know that many people drink green tea in the morning instead of coffee? Green tea contains good levels of caffeine and it can be a great ‘pick-me-up’ in the morning, but it also does so much more for you. Green tea has been used in Indian and Chinese medicine as a diuretic in order to rid the body of excess water.
It has also been useful for improving heart and general health. Green tea can be used to promote digestion, regulate blood sugar and temperature and it’s even believed that it has beneficial effects on mental processes in people. It has also been shown to, with proper nutrition, aid weight loss. But what gives green tea such healing and beneficial properties?
Researchers believe that polyphenols contained in green tea are responsible for the health benefits it provides. Polyphenos are chemicals with a very powerful antioxidant potential, stronger than vitamin C. Green tea also contains caffeine, theobromine and theophylline which act as stimulants, keep us awake and focused. One of the main components in green tea is also an amino acid called L-theanine which is known to have a calming effect on the nervous system.