Eat These Chinese Greens to Live Longer!

Show your heart some love and boost your odds of a longer life by stir-frying this Chinese green: bok choy.

A large-scale study found that people who eat the most vegetables have lower mortality rates — especially from heart troubles. But the strongest protective benefits were tied to intake of cruciferous vegetables, like bok choy.

Not All Vegetables Created Equal
The study followed over 100,000 middle-aged men and women in Shanghai, China — a part of the world where people consume lots of veggies, particularly cruciferous ones. And a diet survey there revealed that people whose daily diets included the most vegetables were 15% less likely to have died during the 5-year study period. And the risk of heart disease-related death was particularly low for the vegetable lovers. But the surprising insight? People who consumed the most cruciferous vegetables were the best protected. (Related: Cut your risk of cancer with just this little extra amount of veggies each day.)

The Cruciferous Quotient
Bok choy is just one example from the cruciferous vegetable group. But you can also toss broccoli, turnip greens, kale, cauliflower, and napa cabbage into your wok. They’re full of antioxidants, vitamins, and other protective phytochemicals, which are probably responsible for the life-extending effects observed in the study. The potential bonus of cruciferous vegetables, though? Their sulforaphane — an isothiocyanate with supreme antioxidant powers, the kind that reduce oxidative stress and inflammation in the cardiovascular system.

Eating these vegetables raw retains their nutritional value and gives you the life enzymes!


About thelifestylechanger

Glenda De Luca has spent over 25 years in the Beauty Industry, and has transitioned from the temporary beauty fix to permanent health and well-being, helping others transform their outer beauty based on nutrition and movement. She has also spent two years doing extensive research on the effects of pH levels in the body, and its profound impact on your health and well being. THE LIFESTYLE CHANGER Orange County, CA, USA 949.215.5701 Office 408.398.8043 Cell E-mail: Glenda has a Bachelor of Science degree in Para Psychic Sciences as well as a Level 2 Reiki Certification and is currently studying for her Masters in Holistic Nutrition. She lives a healthy lifestyle where she incorporates what she loves to eat based on a pH balanced diet, food combining, and customized supplementation based on her own personal DNA. She also incorporates movement into her Lifestyle to achieve the perfect weight and health. She is passionate about helping others achieve their Health and Wellness "Desired Results" in a manner that is fun, easy and sustainable.
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