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The Healthiest Foods on the Globe

As you age, your cells are further being damaged by very reactive and unstable atoms called free radicals. There are certain foods - the "healthiest foods on the globe" - that contain a high amount of antioxidants that help to defend your body against these free radicals.  Antioxidants also include Vitamin D, beta carotene, vitamin C and selenium. It is important to eat foods that will improve your health and longevity.

Here is a list of the Healthiest Foods on the Globe:

1.    Green Leafy Foods: The most nutritious of the leafy greens are the darker leaves.  These include kale, broccoli, spinach, chard.  They are a good source of iron, calcium, important minerals, vitamins and antioxidants;

2.    Olive Oil:  Another powerhouse food is olive oil.  The ‘extra virgin’ olive oil you see on the label, this basically means that it has been processed the least. Olive oil contains the antioxidant, polyphenols.

3.    Flaxseed:  These little gems are rich in fibre and omega 3 fatty.  They can help to reduce inflammation, support hearth health and prevent constipation. Ground flaxseeds are the best to eat as they will be absorbed readily.

4.    Oats:  Oats are a fibre and are great for controlling those cholesterol levels.  Most nutritionists suggest consuming the longer cooking oats rather than the instant as they tend to retain the nutrients;

5.    Blueberries:  Of all the fruits, blueberries can be eaten unlimited.  They have the least amount of sugars and the most amount of antioxidants;

6.    Tea:  Green tea and white tea are potent sources of antioxidants and can up your antioxidant levels.  Green tea can also help to boost your metabolism;

7.    Fish:  Fish are high in DHA and EPA, the essential fatty acids that are essential for good health.  The cold water fish such as tuna, mackerel, sardines, salmon.  2-3 serves of fish per week is ideal.

To conclude, there is not perfect food, you need a variety of health foods but be mindful of including the above.   

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