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3 Surprising Beverages to Help You live longer. you are going to like this..... the winners are:
A recent study published on a Harvard Health Blog noted that people who drank a moderate amount of coffee lived longer. The blog is based on a study by scientists at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. They compiled data from three ongoing studies involving almost 300,000 men and women for up to 30 years. Their results, recently published in the journal Circulation, found that moderate coffee consumption was linked with a lower risk of overall mortality, as well as a lower risk of death from heart and neurological diseases.
The reason why coffee may help you live longer is that coffee contains many antioxidants that protect the body by keeping free radicals from damaging molecules in the body. This oxidation is considered to be one among the mechanisms behind the aging process that causes common diseases like cancer and heart disease. Coffee is one of the major sources of antioxidants, outranking many fruits and vegetables.
If you already thought tea is good for you, now there is research published in the Annals of Epidemiology that backs you up. The study suggests that green tea lowers the risk of heart disease and premature death. The study, conducted by Japan’s National Cancer Center, found that subjects in the study who drank 5 cups a day or more had the lowest risk of death from heart disease, stroke and respiratory diseases. The antioxidants in tea may provide “survival benefits,” according to the researchers. Just drink the tea you like best - it does not have to be a green tea for results.
Its true adding lemon to water is good for you. It adds antioxidants to water that have excellent health benefits. The body of the average adult is nearly 75% water. Your body needs water to keep your blood flowing easily, your kidneys to function, and your digestive system to work properly. Scientists at Loma Linda University found that drinking 5 8-ounce glasses of water a day was linked to a significantly lower risk of fatal heart attack than drinking two glasses or less every day. So grab a bottle of H20 and drink up!
And now this a water bottle smart enough to track how much water you have had and how much you need. from hidratespark.com. An especially great idea for those of you who need to drink more water but forget or simply loose track of how much you have had during the day
Playing complement to this hardware is a smartphone app that visualizes consumption and also allows you to modify the hidrate me settings. This App lets you view your historical water drinking and likely modify your water intake based on activity and past energy levels. At $54.95 (on sale for $47.95) it seems like a great idea if you want/need to improve your water intake, live a healthier lifestyle and stay fit and energized for your day's activities. After a successful funding on indigogo, the company has completely sold out its initial inventory. They are accepting future orders for delivery in December.
Of course you can always carry water in the latest color S'well bottle for style and convenience - don't leave home without one! Save the world from the scurge of plastic bottles. Keeps your beverage cool for 24 hour or hot for 12.
THERE ARE SO MANY GOOD REASONS WHY THESE BERRIES ARE AN AWESOME ADDITION TO YOUR DIET.
Besides containing high levels of vitamins C and E berries’ vibrant, deep colors mean they’re high in antioxidant compounds. Blueberries, Raspberries and Strawberries are especially high in heart-protective carotenoids and flavonoids, and encourage heart, memory and urinary-tract health.
Become a Master Salad Chef – a Fresh fruit Vinaigrette
Here’s a Vinaigrette Recipe that you can vary by changing the fruit – blueberry, raspberry, or strawberry – don’t be afraid to use all three! There are many creative ways to add fruits into your diet
Another, is to use the vinaigrette to marinate chicken. Leave for 2 hours (or overnight for even more flavor) in the refrigerator then broil, bake or pan fry in good olive oil. Toss the chicken in the salad or serve on the side.
In a blender or food processor, combine all dressing ingredients except the oil and shallots and process until smooth. Slowly add in the oil and blend until dressing has a thick consistency. Stir in shallots.Chill dressing until ready to serve salad.
1/3 cup fresh fruit (choose a berry or berry combination)
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon water
1 garlic clove, minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons shallots, chopped (or substitute sweet onion or red onion)
Olive Oil is the cornerstone of the Mediterranean Diet. Not only does it help to prevent coronary disease, it is also a proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Plus it regulates weight and slows down cognitive deterioration. And perhaps the most important thing of all – it makes you happy. Come again? Yes, you read it right – this amazing ingredient is capable of combating depressive episodes thanks to its monounsaturated acids. a diet high in unsaturated fats, vegetables, and fish is loaded with a slew of health benefits. New research has proven that certain fats are not only good for you, but essential for optimal health and Olive Oil has loads of monounsaturated fat and antioxidants
Some of the best olive oils come from Spain which is the worlds Number 1 Producer.
More and more people are adding more olive oil to their diet thanks to its association with ‘a longer and healthier life’.
If you want to look 60 when you get to 80, start looking after yourself right now add 5 teaspoons of olive oil a day to your diet – your heart, body and mind will thank you.
Here’s a couple of quick recipes
Oranges with Olive Oil and Sugar
Prepare these oranges with olive oil and sugar – slice the orange and sprinkle brown sugar, lightly pour olive oil and place under the broiler til the sugar turns golden brown. Awesome. You can also use grapefruit instead of the oranges – pink grapefruit work fantastic.
Bread with tomato, Garlic and Olive Oil
This is a classic breakfast option in Spain. Its easy to make: finely chop some fresh tomatoes and a clove of garlic. Toast the bread and drench it in olive oil. Pile with the tomato mixture. You can place under the broiler til the garlic toasts, perfect.
With simple, healthy recipes like these, Life with Olive Oil always tastes better. Just ensure you use a good quality Olive Oil.
Ham and Cheese Omelette Roll –
INGREDIENTS (4 people):
4 slices ham
4 slices cheese
3 tbsp. Olive Oil from Spain
1 frisée lettuce
1 cherry tomato
- Beat the eggs and season.
- Heat the Olive Oil in a non-stick frying pan.
- Add the beaten eggs spreading the mixture over the entire frying pan.
- Move the pan continually until the eggs are almost cooked, flip the omelette over using a plate and place in the pan again to cook on the other side.
- Remove the omelette from the frying pan and place it on a table.
- Cut the omelette into rectangles, place a slice of cheese and another of ham on top.
- Add some thyme.
- Roll the omelette up so the ham and cheese is on the inside.
- Cut one edge evenly and slice the other diagonally in the center.
Arrange both omelette rolls in the center of the plate, with the diagonal edges
facing upward. Decorate with a small amount of frisée lettuce and cherry tomatoes.