Foods to Help You Live Longer

Foods that can actually help you to live longer can make a significant difference in your daily choices when it comes to food consumption. According to recent online women’s magazine there are popular foods that taste good and are good for you. One of the well-received is chocolate. Cocoa could be one of the heart healthiest foods you can find. According to the 2011 Harvard study organic compounds known as flavonoids that are an ingredient in cacao which is the been used to make chocolate are linked to reduced blood pressure as well as increased blood vessel health, lower cholesterol levels, and general blood flow. Before we every chocolate bar is important to know that 80% of the chocolate eaten in the US is not healthy. It is pure dark chocolate that is the best for you which typically has 75% cacao which means it has morphed flavonoids. Coffee has been widely publicized as having health benefits. According to 2011 Harvard study male coffee drinkers could benefit from an association to a decrease in rates of prostate cancer. Watercress has been associated with reducing the growth of breast cancer tumors. Only a small study was conducted however scientist at England’s University of Southampton reported in 2011 the compound in watercress eliminated the signal it sends blood flow to the tumor; this in turn stopped the tumor from growing. Cancers need new blood vessels to develop and if something interferes with those blood vessels and are unable to develop. More research is needed but the article recommends that watercress be added as a topping or to salads. Walnuts may be the most super of all nuts when considering which ones are most healthy. A 2011 study conducted at Scranton University in Pennsylvania found that walnuts contain double the amount of antioxidants per ounce when compared with peanuts and almonds. Walnuts also help to maintain lower cholesterol and manage weight by providing satisfying snack. Olive oil is most widely known for the Mediterranean diet. In 2011 researchers analyzed oil consumption based on 7625 French people 65 years of age or older and discovered that those who used olive oil extensively were 41% less likely to suffer a stroke when compared to those who never consumed olive oil. Apples are strong when it comes to heart health especially in postmenopausal women. A 2011 study found that women who ate dried apple realize a 23% drop in their LDL cholesterol(bad cholesterol). Whole grains continue to be high on the list of foods that help us to live longer. Whole grains slogans reduction of cholesterol and help to lower your risk of heart disease. Red wine in moderation continues to get a thumbs-up due to the reseratrol a polyphenol compound that is found naturally in red wine. It is believed to have antiaging, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. There are controversial studies that conflict the benefits of red wine. Patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer are encouraged to discuss nutrition and the specific recommendations for them throughout their treatment. Dr. Seify will also want to consider that information when treating patients for their breast reconstruction surgery. Typically, Dr. Seify will work with the team of medical doctors treating the patient following diagnosis. This could include the radiologist, oncologist, general surgeon and more. It is important for patients to understand that Dr. Seify utilizes the team approach when caring for breast reconstruction patients.

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