HEALTH

7 Foods You Should Eat Every Day

Packed with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, these foods are essential for healthy living 

Want to Live a Long Life?

Want to live a long and healthy life? No problem. David Zinczenko, author of "Eat This, Not That," suggests adding these foods into your daily diet, along with some protein – and you’re all set!

 

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Yogurt

Yogurt helps boost your immune system and also provides cancer protection, according to the authors of “Eat This, Not That.”

 

Some yogurts have probiotics, which fight the harmful bacteria in your body.

 

How to Eat It: With fruit or honey, as a snack or for breakfast; yogurt is also a great base for dressings and dips

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Tomatoes

Red tomatoes are full of the antioxidant lycopene. A diet rich in lycopene can decrease your risk of developing the following cancers: lung, prostate, bladder, skin and stomach.

 

Substitutes: Watermelon, pink grapefruit, papaya, guava

 

How to Eat It: In ketchup, tomato sauce, tomato and mozzarella salad

 

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Walnuts

Walnuts are richer in omega-3s than salmon and have more anti-inflammatory polyphenols than red wine.
Substitutes: Almonds, peanuts, macadamia nuts
 
How to Eat It: On top of salads, in cookies and cakes, added to chicken or fish

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Spinach

Spinach is a rich source of plant-based omega-3s and folate, which help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and osteoporosis, according to the book “Eat This, Not That.”

 

Note: Folate increases blood flow to your nether regions, which will help ward off age-related sexual issues.

 

Substitutes: Kale, bok choy, romaine lettuce

 

How to Eat It: Mix it in a salad, top on pizza, scramble it in an egg

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Oats

Oats are full of soluble fiber, which lowers the risk of heart disease.

 

Substitutes: Flaxseed, quinoa, wild rice

 

How to Eat It: In granola, oatmeal, on top of yogurt and in salads

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Carrots

Carrots are full of carotenoids, which are great in reducing cancer risk and reducing inflammatory conditions, like asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.

 

Substitutes: Sweet potatoes, butternut squash, mango

 

How to Eat It: In a salad, with veggie dip, carrot cake

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Blueberries

Did you know that blueberries have more antioxidants than any other fruit in North America? Blueberries are essential for fighting cancer, diabetes and age-related memory changes. This fruit is rich in vitamins A and C, which boost cardiovascular health.

 

How to Eat It: In jams, a fruit salad, by themselves

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7 Foods You Should Eat Every Day

Packed with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, these foods are essential for healthy living 

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