What to eat to live longer
Since the beginning of time, people have been searching for the key to longevity or in some cases, immortality… If you’re interested in living longer, you might want to continue reading this article. Check out what you need to add to your diet to live a longer and healthier life.
1.Veggies and fruits
We put this on top of our list because it is really important to add greens and fruits to your diet. Most people get all kinds of diseases simply because they don’t eat right. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends eating five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables per day!
2. Eat less meat
Scientists have revealed the two cities in the world where people live the longest and healthiest lives; Okinawa in Japan and Icaria in Greece. One common thing that they share is they consume primarily plant-based diets. We know it’s hard to adapt to a meat-less diet but as a start you might want to include #meatlessmonday into your routine. Once your body gets used to it, you can consider adding more days where you go meatless.
3. Drink green tea
Green tea has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and obesity. Aside from sipping green tea, you may want to add it into smoothies, oatmeal, overnight oats, steamed veggies or even whole grain rice.
Nuts provide healthful fat, plant protein, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and key minerals, like potassium and magnesium, and let’s not forget that they taste really good! You can try adding nuts to your smoothies, oatmeal, or toss some in salads, cooked veggies and stir-fry recipes.
Opting for fish over meat can reduce the risk of many health problems. Also, fish contain vitamins A and D which are good for our immune system. Scientists also have found that the DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in fish can combat Alzheimer’s.