Wanna live a long good life?; Avoid these 5 foods

by Health | 02-03-2018 | 13970 views

Every food item you put into your body will either add value to our health or take away from it . We should  be opting for foods that do not age you unnecessarily. The top 5 foods that we should totally avoid if you want to keep feeling fit and healthy well into your 60s and 70s.

Red meat

The American Institute for Cancer Research suggests limiting your intake of red meat to less than 18 ounces a week. However, if you were to eliminate all red meat from your diet, you would see a remarkable difference in your overall well-being, heart health and a drastic reduction in the inflammation in your body.

Animals fats

All animal fats are so high in saturated fats that they increase bad cholesterol (LDL) drastically and increase and increase in risk of heart disease. Eating too many solid fats leads to deaths brought about by cardio metabolic caused like strokes, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.  The smart thing would be to opt for heart healthy oil like avocado,olive oil or grape seed oil. Also, do keep in mind you don’t really need fat/oil to cook your meals, you could use lemon or lime juice to saute’ your food.

Processed carbs

Wholegrain is when a grain like wheat or rice is not processed but used in its original form.

The ideal way to include grains in your daily diet is to buy them in their original form and then include them in your cooking with the minimum amount of processing. Keep it whole, keep it healthy. Avoid refined grains like pasta,white rice and white bread where the grains have been processed to remove the bran and the germ, which gives the grains a finer texture and improved shelf life!

Sugary beverages

The soda pop culture that we are  currently living in is probably responsible for the highest death stacts than any other dietry factor, according to CNN. Sugary drinks are associated with tooth decay, metabolic syndrome and obesity.

Sodium

Sodium causes our body to retain unnatural amounts of water and,according to the American Heart Association,too much water in your body can put a strain on your heart and blood vessels. We should be limiting our sodium intake to 1,500 mgs daily. To significantly lower your sodium intake, avoid processed foods,cheese, packaged snacks and frozen dinners. Switch to fresh foods and use herbs,spices,vinegar and citrus juices to add flavor to your meals.       

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