Oct 20, 2008

20 Super foods for a Long and Healthy Life

Healthy and YoungLooking for the secret of a long and healthy life? I think, now you can have it, as scientists have found the effective list of wonder foods! Professor Williamson, head of the Functional Foods department at Leeds University, found that diet based on 20 super foods could slow down the aging process and help to beat cancer and heart disease.

The list of wonder foods includes tea, coffee, chocolate, apples, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, cereal bran, cherries, cherry tomatoes, cranberries, oranges, peaches, plums, raspberries, red grapes, red onions, spinach and strawberries.

According to the expert, the foodstuffs on the list, which is dominated by fruits and vegetables, are rich in naturally occurring chemicals known as polyphenols, which have been linked to a variety of health benefits including protection against heart disease. In the mean time, they can also help to slow down the ageing process by helping to protect cells from the natural damage that occurs over time.

Many experts welcomed the list of wonder foods but also urged that coffee, chocolate and orange juice must be taken in limited amount. Too much of chocolate may have a negative impact on your weight and cholesterol and excessive coffee and orange juice can make inflammatory conditions like arthritis worse. So, start taking more fruits and vegetables and enjoy a healthy life.


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