Here Are the Hero Foods That Will Help You Live Longer
The search for the elixir of life has started in the ancient times. But we now know that this elixir of life may be super foods that we eat every day but don’t realize it.
Jamie Oliver, host of TV series, Jamie’s Super Food, revealed that there are 14 identified super foods that were proven to extend a person’s life. These super foods or “hero” foods can help one live up to 100 years! The host has traveled to various places around the world in search for these foods.
The list of 14 ‘hero’ foods includes every day ingredients such as eggs, garlic and fresh fruit.
In the programme, Oliver says: “It’s not about goji berries and green drinks. It’s about cooking smart with simple foods… They’re all using humble ingredients to make some of the simplest and tastiest dishes I’ve ever tasted.”
Other tips for a healthier diet and living a longer life were eating fewer portions of meat, increasing water intake and having a large breakfast.
“When I’ve gone around the world to see the people that live the longest and most productive life, they all have a good breakfast,” said the chef.
However, Mariette Abrahams of the British Dietetic Association told the Daily Mail that genetics also played “an important part in how long people will live”.
The full list of ‘hero’ ingredients:
2. Goat’s milk (feta cheese)
4. Sweet potato
5. Wild greens and herbs
8. Black beans
9. Fresh fruit
11. Wild rice
The original article appeared on www.independent.co.uk