When we’re young, late teens, twenties for example, we think that we’re indestructible, and that we can eat and drink whatever we want, go to sleep whenever we want, and generally do whatever we want, without having to face any real consequences due to our actions. Generally we tend to eat junk food, get wasted most weekends, sleep very little, and still wake up as fresh as a daisy first thing on Monday morning. As the years creep by however, we begin to notice subtle changes. Whereas before we used to be able to go out on a Friday and Saturday night, drink way too much, and feel fine, now, we may only be able to manage one night a week, and will spend the next day or so suffering from a hellacious hangover. Yes, as we grow older, we begin to learn that we aren’t invincible, and that we do need to take better care of ourselves as a result. That includes the food we eat. There are a number of essential foods for maintaining great health later into our years, some of which are pretty surprising.
Ground flaxseed – Ok, it’s hardly a wholesome meal on its own, but ground flaxseed has been proven to be one of the healthiest food sources in the entire world. It’s rich in both, healthy fats, and fibre, as well as vitamins and minerals as well. Studies have shown that flaxseed can help to stabilize your blood sugar, meaning you’ll be less likely to binge eat, and also making it great for controlling or preventing diabetes. The healthy fats alone make this one of the healthiest foods you can eat. It’s easiest to consume ground flaxseed when they’re sprinkled over your cereals or salads.
Salmon – Salmon is one of the healthiest foods you could ever wish to consume, and it contains properties which help to reverse the signs of aging, making it ideal for the over forties. Salmon is rich in protein, which is essential for muscle growth and repair. Not only that, but it’s also rich in minerals, and omega 3 fatty acids, which are unbelievably healthy. They help our brain, our eye sight, our internal organs, our cholesterol levels, and our skin, helping to keep us looking younger and healthier.
Green tea – Ok, it might not be a food, although you can make some delicious recipes using green tea powder, green tea has to be included due to the fact that it’s so unbelievably healthy. Let’s face it, as we grow older, we become more susceptible to illness and disease, and yes, unfortunately that does include cancer. Green tea however, contains powerful antioxidants which have been proven to be extremely effective at helping to prevent cancer and other diseases such as Alzheimer’s. It also helps us to speed up our metabolisms, so we stay in better shape and lose fat at a much faster pace.