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3 Foods to Help You Live Longer

Andrew Merle
2 min readAug 4, 2022

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A healthy dietary pattern is known to promote health and longevity.

Typically this type of diet is characterized by eating lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and some fish, and minimizing added sugar, refined grains, and processed meat. The Mediterranean Diet is a good example.

But there are also specific foods that have been proven to help you live longer. There are three in particular that are worthy of including in your daily diet:

Coffee

Drinking up to 3 cups of coffee per day is associated with a 12% lower risk of dying from any cause, a 17% lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, and a 21% lower risk of stroke.

Research also shows that the structure and function of the hearts of regular coffee drinkers is healthier than non-coffee drinkers.

Nuts

Just a handful of nuts per day is associated with a significantly lower chance of dying. Consuming just 28g of nuts per day (equivalent to about 23 almonds) is linked to a 22% lower risk of all-cause mortality, 15% lower risk of cancer, 21% decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, and a 29% lower risk of coronary heart disease.

Nuts are chock full of nutrition, including healthy fats, antioxidants, and fiber. Walnuts and almonds are two of…

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Andrew Merle

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