7 Foods you need for long healthier life

Fruits and vegetables contain compounds that reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, some cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, and obesity, which is one of the reasons health experts are constantly trying to encourage people to eat more of them,” says Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN, author of Eating in Color.

Not just that, rich foods prolong life and reduce the risk of diseases, there’s no secret to longevity other than what you eat as you are what you eat.

Here are foods you need to eat for a longer healthier life
1. Legumes
2. Leafy greens
3. Extra-virgin Olive oil
4. Sweet potatoes
5. Alliums
6. Coffee
7. Tomatoes

  • Legumes:
Peanuts, beans,lentils and peanut help stabilize blood sugar
Suzanne Dixon, a dietitian at mesothelioma centre recommends including at least five serving of legumes in your diet weekly.

  • Leafy greens:


Spinach, kale and other vegetables are vital for cell growth and red blood formation, They also contain carotene.
Just be sure to stick with whole foods to get your fill of folate,Dixon says.

  • Extra-virgin Olive oil:
Apart from been delicious it is proven to help inflammation,lower blood pressure and improve insulin sensitivity.

  • Sweet potatoes: 
You want the secret to longevity?
Eat more of sweet potatoes and less of rice, replace bread, cold cereal with less starchy foods like sweet potato.

  • Alliums:
Onions, garlic,shallot not only add flavour to food but also contain organosulfur which aids body’s detoxification hence add garlic and other spices to your soup and foods to decrease your risk for disease according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

  • Coffee:
Not only does it reduce weight but also reduce risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, liver disease etc.

  • Tomatoes:
They contain lycopene which help to fight inflammation, it also lower LDL (bad cholesterol)
You don’t need pills and supplement to maintain your health, with healthy diet and foods your life is assured to some extent in terms of diseases and infections.
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