Eating Right Can Add Ten Years to Your Life

The UK Biobank study is a long-running study of 467,354 people in the United Kingdom who have been documenting their eating habits, among other data, since 2006. A new study took data from that large population and studied those who changed their eating habits at different ages, particularly those who switched from processed foods to a healthier, more natural diet.

The results showed that people who switched from unhealthy eating habits to healthier regimens added up to ten years to their lives. Those who had average diets to begin with showed gains as well, although they were lesser because those people were healthier to begin with. The age at which one began eating a healthy diet made a difference, but even people who began eating better in their seventies showed longevity gains of four to five years.

The healthy diet is described as one without sugary drinks and processed meats, and "rich in whole grains, nuts, fruits, vegetables, and moderate amounts of fish." Read more about this study and the results at ScienceAlert. -via Real Clear Science 

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Johns Hopkins did a multi-year study on longevity decades ago. Following six of these seven things adds over 20 years to your life: 1. Eat in moderation. 2. Do not use tobacco or any other addictive drug. 3. Get 8 hours of sleep. 4. Take care of your teeth. 5. Exercise. 6. Drink in moderation. 7. See your doctor once a year.
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