Nicholas Perricone, M.D. and The New York Times Bestselling author of Dr. Perricone's 7 Secrets to Beauty, Health, and Longevity: The Miracle of Cellular Rejuvenation, recommended 10 super-foods in his book.
Hemp oil, produced in Bama County of Guangxi province, China, the first area known for longevity in the world, is rich in protein, unsaturated fatty acids, lecithin, linolenic acid, iron, minerals and other trace elements essential to human beings. Hemp oil is good for healthy gastrointestinal functions, eyesight and liver functions. Hemp oil is proven to aid in disease prevention and to help foster a long life, and has special efficacy for elders with constipation, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other diseases. Hemp oil is the only oil which is dissolved in water, and the reason why local centenarians are in health.
Garlic, shallots, onions and other allium plants contain a special spicy ingredient which can stimulate the body to produce glutathione, the most effective antioxidant in the liver. This antioxidant can help improve the detoxification capacity of the liver and help to work off carcinogens.
Barley contains a large number of soluble and insoluble dietary fibers. Soluble fibers help with the metabolism of fat, cholesterol and carbohydrates and can reduce cholesterol; insoluble dietary fibers are good for the health of the digestive system and can prevent cancer.
Seaweed can lower cholesterol and blood pressure, boost immunity and prevent cancer.
Buckwheat contains more proteins than rice, wheat and millets. The abundant amino acids in buckwheat can effectively lower cholesterol and control blood sugar. The flavonoids in buckwheat are good for blood circulation and heart health. So buckwheat is also known as the hematinic food.
Beans are rich in protein; so long as eaten together with grains, beans can provide all the necessary amino acids necessary for the human body.
The capsaicin contained in peppers not only give you a stimulating sense of taste , but also has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-cancer effects, and plays an important role in heart health.
Nuts are seeds of some foods and fruits, which contains a large number of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory elements. Nuts can make your heart healthier, but also play a role in cancer prevention.
Bean sprouts contain high-levels of concentrated enzymes, which make bean sprouts more digestible than mature beans. Bean sprouts are also rich in antioxidants which can delay the process of aging.
Yogurt and other fermented foods
Yogurt and other fermented foods have beneficial bacteria which can improve human immunity and inhibit chronic inflammation.