How to Live Longer: 5 Common Foods to Help You Achieve Longevity

How to Live Longer: 5 Common Foods to Help You Achieve Longevity
How to Live Longer: 5 Common Foods to Help You Achieve Longevity

The ideal way to live as long as possible is simply to follow an overall healthy lifestyle, which includes regular physical activity, avoiding bad habits such as smoking or excessive alcohol consumption, and a balanced diet.

But there are some foods that can help you with this effort and, in the ideal case, add a few extra years to your diet if you eat them regularly.


This type of legume contains a whole range of beneficial nutrients without which our body cannot do. They include, among others, high in protein and fiber.

Studies show that their regular consumption reduces the risk of premature death.

Cruciferous vegetables

This type of vegetable, which includes, among others, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and cabbage, contributes to the proper functioning of our digestion, which is very important for our overall health. It also contains vitamins K, C and A, which are linked to longevity, as proven by research.


Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and other berries can help us, among other things slowing cognitive decline and improving memory, as studies prove, which is especially important in later life. But they also reduce the risk of cancer, cardiovascular diseases and fight inflammation in the body.

Leafy vegetables

Research has linked this type of vegetable to a lower risk of premature death. It reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, which are one of the main causes of premature death, by up to 15.8%, as research shows.


Regular consumption of walnuts can help reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease and other serious illnesses. It also reduces inflammation in the body and helps control blood sugar levels. Studies show that including walnuts in your diet can help you live less than 2 years longer.

Source: Eating Well, Mayo Clinic, Science Direct, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, National Library of Medicine, Current Developments in Nutrition

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