Longevity isn’t just about our genetic heritage. Instead we can control many of the factors that will influence the quality and quantity of our years with all those small, daily decisions we make about, for example, nutrition. The Huffington Post picked seven tasty and healthy products that can make your life longer.
Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables are full of sulforaphane and other antioxidants that help to protect healthy cells from damage caused by free radicals. But when it comes to the veggies, raw may be better: recent research has found that boiling in water has a “leaching effect.”
Whole grains offer a variety of antioxidants and vitamins, and are packed with fiber, known to help protect against high cholesterol and regulate blood sugar levels, which can safeguard against diabetes. And one type of whole grain in particular – oats – has a unique antioxidant called avenanthramides that can offer additional protection against cholesterol.
Not only are berries good for extending life – they improve the quality of later years. Berries are chock full of antioxidants that help protect against free radical damage, but one antioxidant in particular – anthocyanins – is particularly useful for brain function, balance and muscle retention.
Dark chocolate is full of inflammation-reducing flavonoids, a compound that also has antioxidant properties and helps prevent blood clots. Reducing inflammation is its real longevity trick, as research shows that molecular inflammation may be responsible for much aging and cell death.
Tomatoes are a great source of lycopene, the fat-soluble nutrient that helps to protect against some types of cancer, like prostate, lung and stomach cancers.
Beets are rich in betaine, a compound associated with lower markers of inflammation.
Walnuts are a great source of alpha linolenic acid (ALA), which is a type of omega-3 fatty acid associated with reduced inflammation.
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The Latvian airline airBaltic has become the largest airline in Estonia. In April, airBaltic achieved +64% growth, and serviced 28 474 passengers travelling to and from Estonia.
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The European Commission is to give its conditional recommendation for Turkey-Schengen area visa-free travel, even though Ankara increasingly targets on its opponents in a manner more autocratic than democratic.
Latvian scientists have managed to isolate the perfect material for the manufacture of heart valve prostheses. This new and unique material gradually merges with the human organism’s cells, which accept the artificial prosthesis over time. This result was achieved in research supervised by Riga Stradins University.
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Russia has stated it was right to react against a U.S. air force reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea on April 29, after U.S. defence officials stated a Russian jet fighter acted in an «unsafe and unprofessional manner», and performed a barrel roll over its plane.
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