8. Turmeric


Turmeric is technically a spice that comes from the turmeric root. It is bright orange in color, and is what gives curry spice the popular orange color it is known for. Turmeric has been deemed as possibly the best spice of all to consume by many popular doctors and health specialists, including Dr. Oz. Turmeric has the ability to ward off cancer, depression, colitis, diabetes, heart disease, infections, and free radicals. It is excellent for your skin as well, and many women in other cultures apply it as a skin cream for beauty. Turmeric can be used in teas, baked goods, or in any cooked savory dishes. I like to use it over roasted veggies or sprinkled in some tea. I buy it powdered in an organic form on the spice aisle at the supermarket, instead of as a root form since the root form is very, very stout. In powder form, the taste is mild and is less noticeable. I find it excellent for acne, digestive upset and boosting my immune system.

Superfoods for longevity are not limited to this list. In fact, many everyday foods like spinach, blueberries, kale, strawberries, lemons, flax seeds, chia seeds and almonds are excellent for longevity. If you’re looking to take things up a notch, however, include the superfoods above into your routine to increase all areas of your health. Do you currently enjoy any of these superfoods for longevity?


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