How to live longer is a question many people ask themselves as they get older and one which many people wish they knew the answer to.
Regular exercise, keeping the brain active, and not smoking have been found in studies to improve life expectancy.
Another key to long life is eating the right foods, but what foods in particular should you eat?
According to medical consultant Dr Sarah Brewer and dietician Juliette Kellow, following the “longevity eating plan” will help you “find yourself tucking into delicious meals and snacks that will leave you feeling and looking younger in just four weeks”.
According to the two women in their book titled ‘Eat Better Live Longer’, the pathway to longevity involves an eating plan with 12 rules. These are:
Tablespoon and teaspoon measurements are level; one teaspoon = 5ml; one tablespoon = 15ml.
A serving of fruit and veg should be 80g (3oz).
Eggs should be medium unless otherwise stated.
Cow’s milk should be the skimmed variety.
Non-dairy milks, such as soya or among milk, should be unsweetened and fortified with calcium.
All types of yoghurt should be unsweetened and plain. Buy calcium-fortified soya yoghurt.
Nut butters should be freeform added salt or sugar.
Nuts and seeds should always be unsalted.
Beans and lentils should be canned in water and free from added sugar or salt.
Salt should never be added.
Swap foods to suit the seasons.
Always buy sustainable fish.
The key to a longer life is eating a healthy and balanced diet, but experts are now recommending eating a certain food which isn’t usually associated with this.
Eating chocolate, as well as drinking coffee and tea, can help you live longer, according to a new study.
But, in order to gain the benefits, these must be consumed with a zinc supplement.
Source : EXPRESS