20 'functional foods' for a long life

Revealed: The 20 functional foods you should be eating for a long and active life | Mail Online

20 types of food and drink have been identified by Gary Williamson, professor of 'functional foods' at Leeds University, and he recommends that we should all make them part of our diets.

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He claims the 20 superfoods are: Apples, blackberries, black tea, blueberries, broccoli, cereal bran, cherries, cherry tomatoes, coffee, cranberries, dark chocolate, green tea, oranges, peaches, plums, raspberries, red grapes, red onions, spinach, strawberries.

London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says "Most of the things on this list will enhance your life. From our work on fertility in our clinics we find that the caffienne in Black tea and especially in coffee probably outweighs any net health benefit, green tea perhaps just about gets away with it but I think you are better off without coffee. Cereal bran is a bit too ambiguous to be on the list - it would have been better to call the category whole grains lest people fill up on Allbran or wheat bran and think they are protecting their health.

Notably missing from this list are foods rich in essential omega 3 fats such as hemp seeds, flax seeds, rape seeds and their cold pressed virgin oils that are needed to protect the integrity of every cell in your body."