They Sound Gross But These Foods Might Help You LIve Longer
When you were growing up did your mother insist that you eat your vegetables? You may not liked some of them but she was doing it your best interests. As bad as that asparagus or spinach tasted you should be happy she didn’t force these gross sounding but apparently healthy foods on you.
The Week has listed a number of foods that may not sound taste tempting but could be beneficial to your health
Garlic, onions, and things that smell like rotten eggs–Researchers in China found that the gas that gives rotten eggs their foul smell could be the key to slowing down the effects of Father Time. Small amounts of hydrogen sulfide — which was recently discovered to be produced by the body’s own cells, but can be released by foods like onions and garlic, too — help “counter cell-damaging free-radicals; encourages production of an enzyme thought to be a regulator of lifespan; and interacts with a gene that appears to have its own market basket of anti-aging activity. Just remember to keep gum handy.
Blood sausage–It’s exactly what it sounds like: Pork, beef blood, gelatin, and spices, all heated together and left to congeal in a tube. Yum! The stuff is also unusually nutrient-dense with nary a carb in sight, but the murky, jellied plasma is chock full of zinc and iron.
Pickled and buried underground for months at a time, the spicy Korean staple is widely regarded as one of the healthiest foods in the world. (And while it may sound gross, trust us: Kimchi is delicious.) As a result of its fermentation, kimchi is brimming with healthy lactobacilli that have been proven to help regulate the gut, and perhaps even fight certain cancers.
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