Foods that can boost your health and ultimately save your life
The foods that we often feel guilty about eating can help to save your life. `What the health! Food can save your life?` It certainly can, and it gets even better; when we talk of life-saving foods, we aren't limited to the obvious healthy foods: fruit and veg. Here's our refreshing approach to healthy eating.
We've compiled a list of our five favourite health-boosting foods and the reasons why they can save your life. Here's our refreshing approach to healthy eating.
Life-saving food number 1: Chocolate
Exciting news for chocolate lovers: studies have shown that chocolate can reduce the risk of heart attacks and protect against deadly blood clots. Indeed, US researchers published in the British Medical Journal explain that chocolate can lower the risk of heart disease by over a third. This is achieved by natural health-promoting flavonoids, which improve the blood flow through the vessels to decrease the chances of heart attack.
In fact, researchers have even recommended that anyone going on a long-haul flight should eat chocolate to promote healthy blood flow, lowering the risk of blood clots passengers are more prone to after sitting in the same position for long periods of time. This is the perfect excuse to book a holiday, and munch on chocolate during the flight - bliss! Woman eating chocolate