5 Foods That Will Help You Live Longer

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Oct 29, 2018
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  • What you put into your stomach shows on your waistline, heart and overall health
  • The antioxidants present in green tea can also help prevent heart diseases
  • According to a study, people who ate even a handful of nuts every day lived longer

Everything we eat is directly proportionate to how healthy we will be. What you put into your stomach shows on your waistline, heart and overall health. How well you eat reflects on your body and might even increase your energy, thereby your life.  Adding these foods into your daily routine will not only help you live longer but also improve your metabolism, blood pressure numbers, blood sugar levels, etc. 

Starting from today, inculcate these foods in your diet to live healthier and a little longer. You do not have to follow a strict diet routine as long as you eat healthy every day. Of course, life is unpredictable but if we make smart choices, we can live healthy and a longer life. 

Green Tea 

Consuming green tea can reduce the risk of several cancers, including breast, skin, esophageal, colon and bladder. The antioxidants present in green tea can also help prevent heart diseases as well as lower the risk of a stroke. It also helps fight cell damage and reduces the risk of diabetes. Moreover, it is a stress buster – stress being one of the leading factors of various diseases. It also boosts immunity and allows your body to fight against bacterial infections. 

Red Wine 

Scientists from the Florida Campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) had reported that resveratrol controls the body’s inflammatory response as a binding partner with the estrogen receptor without stimulating estrogenic cell proliferation. This resveratrol is present in red grapes, which can help reduce the risk of a cardiovascular disease. It also helps to fight Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Red wine is also believed to be an effective neutralizer of the harmful effects of smoking.

Also read: Know how red wine helps in weight loss

Blueberries 

Believe or not, but these little berries have multiple health benefits – it softens dry skin, boosts the brain, and prevent cancer. It helps reduce the excess fat around your waist, also known as potbelly, which can also put you at risk of getting a heart attack. A study published by the University of Illinois found that anthocyanins present in blueberries attack the cancer-causing free radicals and block the growth of tumour cells. 

Nuts 

According to a study conducted by Harvard University, people who ate even a handful of nuts every day lived longer than those who didn’t. It also reported that these people were at a lower risk of a heart disease, developing cancer and respiratory diseases. 

Also read: Health Benefits of Walnuts

Cranberries 

In a new research published in Experimental Gerontology, it has been found that cranberries contain antioxidants which can prolong your life. The study also revealed that cranberries are also rich in phytochemicals, which can reduce cellular damage caused due to environmental stress. 

The fuel you put in your body is what keeps your life running. Eating good and healthy food is a ground rule of a living a longer life – a rule you should never break. These foods can help you fend off the bad news – all you need to do is just eat healthy for longevity.

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