Foods to Help You Live to be 100

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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the key to longevity
Foods to Help You Live to be 100
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Foods to Help You Live to be 100

Foods to Help You Live to be 100

Foods to Help You Live to be 100
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The secret to a long life is not stashed away and hidden in a drug or a scientific experiment; it's all about maintaining a healthy lifestyle from the inside out.

Asparagus

Asparagus
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Asparagus is a tasty and useful vegetable. High in potassium and vitamin B12, asparagus aids in important cell repair throughout your body. Click here for our best asparagus recipes.

Beans

Beans
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Beans and legumes are a healthy non-meat protein to consume; they're low in fat and high in fiber, which can promote heart health. An Australian study found that people who regularly eat beans live longer. Click here for our best bean recipes.

Berries

Berries
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Berries are high in antioxidants, which are thought to help prevent diseases like cancer. Click here for our best berry recipes.

Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate
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Dark chocolate is a healthy treat that you can feel good about indulging in. Just a few bites of dark chocolate (over 60-percent cocoa) a day may reduce your risk of heart attacks. Click here for our best chocolate recipes.

Garlic

Garlic
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Garlic is more than just a pungent flavoring agent; it contains allicin, which helps promote heart health. Click here for our best garlic recipes.

Green Tea

Green Tea
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Green tea's antioxidants are thought to help prevent certain types of cancer and may even reduce and repair skin damage from ultraviolet light. Click here for our best green tea recipes.

Mushrooms

Mushrooms
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Mushrooms are a true superfood. They're low in calories (one cup of chopped raw mushrooms is about 15 calories) and contain antioxidants, selenium, and vitamin D, which are all thought to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Click here for our best mushroom recipes.

Nuts

Nuts
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Nuts and seeds (especially almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds) contain good-for-you omega-3 fatty acids, which can help lower bad cholesterol. Click here for our best nut recipes.

Wine

Wine
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Moderation is necessary in consumption of wine or alcohol to have a positive effect on the longevity of your life. A small amount of alcohol may reduce the risk of heart diseases. Click here for our best wine recipes.

Salmon

Salmon
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All fatty fish (like salmon, tuna, and anchovies) contain fatty acids, which can help lower bad cholesterol. Click here for our best salmon recipes.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes
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The Okinawans, famous for their long lifespans, eat sweet potatoes every day. High in fiber, and beta-carotene, sweet potatoes also contain anti-aging hormone DHEA. Click here for our best sweet potato recipes.