Hey there! Yeah, we’re talking to you – the guy sitting in his car scarfing down a Powerbar and guzzling a gallon of Gatorade. Do you know what foods you should be eating for optimal health?
Here’s a hint. The healthiest foods don’t come in a plastic wrapper or nuclear colors. Odds are, if you get your food from a rack near the convenience store checkout or served through a window, your diet has room for improvement. It’s no wonder that you lack energy and don’t perform at your peak.
We’re not saying that you can’t eat a slice of pizza or visit your favorite burger joint every once and a while. Instead, we want to give you a list of the best foods to include in your dietary repertoire. This post is not all-inclusive but more of a basic outline of foods to optimize your health.
This spicy little root is more than the shaved, pink, pickled stuff garnishing your spider roll and nigiri. That ginger, called “gari,” is for cleansing your palate between different sushi courses.
Ginger is one of our most versatile superfoods. The properties of ginger stimulate digestion, lower blood pressure, reduce nausea, and regulate blood sugar. More importantly, ginger is a potent antioxidant that encourages increased blood flow. That’s why ginger is one of the four natural ingredients in Revactin.
When we talk about eggs, let’s first address the elephant in the room. The story of eggs and cholesterol is one of bad science. Current research points to no correlation between eating cholesterol-rich foods with the levels of cholesterol in your blood. Check out the article, “Why You Should No Longer Worry About Cholesterol in Food,” from the Cleveland Clinic.
To receive all the benefits, you must eat the whole egg (you can skip the shell). Eggs are a fantastic source of lutein, protein, and iron. A single egg contains vitamins A, B, D, E, and about 5 grams of healthy fats.
Once again, despite what you read on the internet or hear on TV, red meat is an important dietary source of protein and essential nutrients. For a deeper dive, take a look at “Red meat consumption: an overview of the risks and benefits.”
Red meat is a powerful antioxidant shown to improve concentration, reduce depression, increase energy, and prevent early aging. The omega-3 in red meat also enhances arterial vessels’ elasticity to reduce your risk of heart disease.
Don’t get too excited yet. We’re talking about quality dark chocolate, not the waxy junk covering the peanut butter on your Reese’s.
The flavanols in dark chocolate improve circulation and blood flow. Chocolate gets blood to all the right places while releasing serotonin in the brain. That’s why it’s an aphrodisiac.
These slimy mollusks are one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. Oysters are high in protein, omega-3, B12, and copper. Other than sun exposure, oysters are our most effective way of getting vitamin D.
They are the world’s best source of zinc, offering 50% of our RDI (Recommended Daily Intake) in a single oyster. Zinc is responsible for immune health and aids in the production of testosterone. Who among us couldn’t use a little testosterone boost?
Ounce for ounce, oysters are the most nutrient-dense food on the planet.
Fatty fish that live in cold water like salmon, herring, sardines, and halibut are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
You’ve probably noticed many of these foods contain omega-3 and might be wondering why it’s so important. Besides being vital to heart health and reducing inflammation, omega-3 is good for your brain. It protects against Alzheimer’s and dementia, helping maintain memory and intelligence. If you want to stay sharp as you age, eat foods high in omega-3.
Of all the foods on this list, tomatoes are likely the most abundant in your diet already. We eat tons of tomatoes in sauces, salsas, salads, and sandwiches. Be careful with tomatoes because many items are very high in sugar, like ketchup.
Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, a substance known to protect against some cancers. A 2001 study reports that prostate cancer risk is lower in men reporting a high consumption of tomato products, specifically tomato sauce.
While we’re on the subject of prostate health, leafy green vegetables like spinach, kale, and collard greens also are shown to reduce your risk. Eating your greens also helps to protect against cataracts and other eye diseases.
Berries enhance cognitive ability and contain loads of antioxidants. Fresh blueberries, raspberries, blackberries can be tough to find all year round and expensive. You get the same benefits from frozen berries. Use them in a smoothie instead of ice cubes.
Even though not technically a berry, tart cherries carry the same benefits.
Avocados are another superfood that contains a little bit of everything. Eating avocados comes with some added effects, though.
Many vitamins and minerals from other foods need the soluble fat from avocados for your system to absorb them.
Avocados also have the power to boost your mood and libido naturally.
When you need a pick-me-up, you can’t go wrong with an old-fashioned cup of joe instead of a brand-name energy concoction. Most energy drinks are full of chemicals and ingredients you don’t need, like sugar.
Coffee is another antioxidant on our list that reduces inflammation and promotes mental acuity. A Harvard University study concludes that long-term coffee consumption is associated with a statistically significantly lower risk for type 2 diabetes.
Of course, when we say coffee, we don’t mean a Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha with 470 calories and 59 grams of added sugar. A regular cup of black coffee or a shot of espresso will do the trick.
Supplement Your Diet
We doubt your daily menu includes all of the ingredients listed in this article. The best way to achieve optimal daily nutrition is often through supplementation. Research shows an association between taking supplements, eating well, and exercising. The chances are that if you do one, you’ll do all three.
Are you concerned with your intimate health and ability to perform as you did a few years ago? If so, there’s simply not a better supplement than Revactin. Revactin is the nutraceutical for your nether regions.
As a daily super-supplement, Revactin helps rid your body of harmful free-radicals, boosts critical antioxidant properties, and delivers an injection of energy to make you feel on top of your game.
Increase your blood flow where it counts with Revactin.
Take care, even down there.
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