What Are the 5 Foods That Help You Live Longer?

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What Are the 5 Foods That Help You Live Longer?
Fri 05-10-2012

A study showed that you can add a few extra years to your life by eating the right foods! Check out these foods that will help you increase your lifespan:

#1 Dark Chocolate: Cocoa beans are packed with antioxidants which studies have found can help cut your risk of heart disease. One square a day is enough to boost your health. Also, make sure you go for the over 70 per cent cocoa bars which contain more flavonoids and less sugar.

#2 Bright Fruits and Vegetables: Research suggests that those who eat more fruit and vegetables tend to live longer than those who don't.

#3 Oily Fish: People in Japan have the longest life expectancy in the world, which may be down to their traditional diet which is high in fish. Oily fish are a good source of vitamins A and D which are good for the immune system, they are rich in omega 3 fatty acids which have been linked to a lowered risk of heart disease, brain damage and stroke.

#4 Green Tea: Green tea boasts an impressive array of health benefits, helping to improve cardiovascular health, regulate blood pressure, boost the immune system, and lower cholesterol.

#5 Olive Oil: Good monounsaturated fats, which are found in olive oil, are actually essential for good health. Studies show that regularly consuming olive oil can help cut your risk of stroke and heart disease, due to its high content of micronutrients called phenols which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.