Tips to Live Longer
Ultimately living longer means having great cell health and preventing deterioration of cells.
What must one include in their diet?
1. Leafy Greens
Filled with fiber and nutrition.
Ex: kale, broccoli, spinach
2. Olive Oil
Contains monounsaturated fat called oleic acid which helps for proper balance of total cholesterol in body.
Rich in vitamin B1, omega 3 fatty acid and manganese.
Rich source of dietary fiber.
Reduces blood pressure and improves heart health.
High in potassium and calcium.
Rich in soluble fiber.
Soaks up bad cholesterol and disposes it before it sticks to artery walls.
Also rich in antioxidants.
- Rich in antioxidants.
- Improves immunity, reduces urinary tract infections by preventing bacteria to attach.
- Improves cardiovascular health.
Gives calcium that’s needed for the day.
Also rich in probiotics that help stomach fight against harmful bacteria.
- High source of protein.
- Fills you up.
- Ensures good eye health and also nourishes the body.
Good source of vitamin A, vitamin K, folate, calcium, zinc, vitamin D and much more.
Rich in vitamin c
Gives you all the Vitamin C your body needs.
- Strengthens immune system because it has Sulphur content.
- Has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
- Protects one from cancer and many other heart diseases.
Along with these super foods, one must also bring a change in their lifestyle so that they live longer.
What changes must one bring in their lifestyle?
1.Cook from scratch in your kitchen.
This is a very important skill and thus you have complete control of what goes into your food.
Also this way you’ll be eating healthy because there won’t be unwanted junk like fried chips and preservatives.
2 Have a balanced diet:
Aim to include fruits, vegetables, meat, protein and all necessary nutrients in your food that will for a part of balanced diet in correct proportions.
3 Variety is the spice of life.
Eat the rainbow i.e. fill in your bowl will colorful fruits and vegetables, lean meat, fish, pulses, nuts, seeds and so on.
Different colors provide different nutrients and so on. This helps one stay strong and healthy.
4 Know what you’re eating.
Have a journal and try and understand what you’re eating.
Write down the benefits of those food items on your body. This is the best way to ensure you eat only good food.
5 Intake less calories.
Replace all the unhealthy food with nutritious calories. Include as much as nuts, healthy fat in your diet. Do not starve in the name of weight loss.
This is the most important meal for the day.
It boosts your metabolism and gives energy for the whole day. Please ensure you eat a very good healthy breakfast so that you’ll feel energetic throughout.
7 Read the contents of your food.
Understand what’s the sodium content, fat content, sugar content and so on of your food.
Be aware of what portion will be unhealthy for you and try to intake them in correct portions.
8 Drink water and stay hydrated.
Drink water in place of fizzy drinks, energy drinks or so called fruits juices which contain extra sugar. You all know the benefits of water right? I am not going to list them down here again!
9 Have an active lifestyle
Exercise is very important.
We all have a sedentary life style and we tend to get lazier and don’t keep those bones active. So exercise as much as you can, this will help you maintain a good health.
10 Have a good night’s sleep.
Try to get enough sleep. It is very essential because this is when our cells regenerates and repairs damaged cells.
It also directly affects the ability to learn, grow and act in life. Our body repairs itself when we are asleep.