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Foods That Could Increase Your Lifespan in Vacaville

Foods That Could Increase Your Lifespan in Vacaville

No one is bound to live forever but there are ways that you can do to at least increase your lifespan.

According to science, one way of increasing your lifespan is to eat the right kind of foods. However, some people find it difficult to eat right due to many reasons. They may not have the appetite, have trouble cooking, or they simply aren't into eating something like kale.

The thing is, kale isn't the only food that could increase your lifespan. This is good news for some people who wants some variation on their healthy food choices. In fact, it won't make you feel tiresome about eating the same kind of foods over and over again since you will have many to choose from. The important thing is that they're all guaranteed to make you healthy while also allowing you to live a longer, healthier life.

  1. Dark Chocolate - If you're a chocoholic, this is great news for you because this tasty treat can help you live longer! Cocoa beans are full of antioxidants which are actually beneficial for helping to reduce your risk of a heart disease. Jeanne Louise Calment, who lived for a total of 122 years and 164 days, ate chocolate regularly which put her health in a good state. However, you should take note that you must only limit to one square per day since that is enough to already boost your health. Also, look for chocolates that have more than 70% cocoa since they contain less sugar and more flavonoids.
  2. Green Tea - This staple Japanese diet delivers a wide-array of health benefits such as regulating blood pressure, improving cardiovascular health, lowering cholesterol levels, and boosting the immune system. According to studies, drinking green tea can also lower your risk of cancer. These claims are backed up by a Japanese study in which more than 40,000 participants who drank 5 or more cups of green tea each day had 16% lesser death rate than those who drank only 1 cup over the course of 11 years.
  3. Bright Colored Fruits and Vegetables - According to studies, people who ate more fruits and vegetables have a longer lifespan than those who don't due to the nutrients that they contain. All kinds of fruits and vegetables are good for you, but the brightly colored ones are the most beneficial since their natural pigments can reduce your risk of cancer. Okinawans have a fruit- and veggie-rich diet, especially those that have yellow and dark green colors, which is the reason why they earned the title for having the world's longest life expectancy. In their diet, they eat large quantities of sweet potatoes instead of the traditional rice.
  4. Olive oil - It is common for those who have weight loss goals to stay away from fats and oils. However, the 'good' monosaturated fats that are found in olive oil is actually beneficial for your health. If you consume olive oil regularly, your risk of stroke and heart disease is lowered and it's all thanks to the high content of micronutrients known as phenols since they contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This oil is mainly used in Mediterranean diets which is why research suggests that this eating plan can increase your lifespan by 20% which gives you an estimated increase of about 2 to 3 years.
  5. Coffee Beans - Coffee contains flavonoids which are helpful in preventing heart disease. It is packed with antioxidants wherein they act as an army in your body by protecting you from toxic free radicals. These free radicals can be easily obtained by eating sugar and breathing oxygen. Antioxidants can also prevent you from experiencing life-threatening disease such as cancer, diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. But keep in mind that coffee can increase your blood pressure so if you plan on drinking in huge amounts, go for decaf since it can provide you with the same antioxidant properties as regular coffee.
  6. Cranberries - This fruit may be tiny, but it has many health benefits and can be a life-saver for your health. It has antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune-boosting properties plus it is full of phytonutrients. If your body has lots of phytonutrients, it will have better and stronger protection. Additionally, the phytochemicals contained in red fruits and berries can help fight cancer-causing molecules. Researchers have tested cranberry extracts on human breast cancer cells and found out that a lot of those cells have started dying. So apart from have an amazing taste, they can also be a powerful addition to your diet.
  7. Garlic - The 10 compounds found in garlic are helpful in combatting cancer. They contain immune-enhancing compounds that can destroy cancer-causing substances. Diallhyl sulphide, a component of garlic, can break down the carcinogens in the body wherein they can lead to cancer if they continue to exist in your system. Also, individuals who eat garlic regularly will lessen their risk of developing stomach cancer compared to those eat little or none.
  8. Oily fish - The Japanese have the longest life expectancy in the world because of their traditional diet which is high in fish. If you opt for fish over meat, any problems associated with red meat will be eliminated. Oily fish such as mackerel, salmon, sardines, and trout are the ones that are well-known for their health benefits. They are a good source of vitamin A and D which are beneficial for the immune system. Most importantly, they contain omega-3 fatty acids which are helpful in lowering the risk of stroke, brain damage, and heart disease. Scientists have also found out that DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in fish can help fight Alzheimer's disease which certainly makes an ideal ingredient for brain health and an overall healthier lifestyle as well.

Contact your Vacaville Chiropractor if you are looking for more advice on leading a healthy lifestyle.

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