3 ounces of red meat = a tasty way to cost yourself 30 minutes of life (-1 microlife) Eating 5 servings of fruit and vegetables = 2 hours of lifespan extension (+4 microlives) Drinking 2 to 3 cups of coffee = gets you an extra half hour of life (+1 microlife)
The Mediterranean diet may be the key to a long life
If a woman began eating optimally at age 20, she could increase her lifespan by just over 10 years, according to the study published Tuesday in the journal PLOS Medicine. A man eating the healthier diet from age 20 could add 13 years to his life.
New study finds one food can take 36 minutes off your life each time you eat it. Story at a glance: Hot dogs could shorten one's life by 36 minutes. Salted peanuts, baked salmon and rice with beans could add between 10 and 15 minutes.
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People of normal weight may be able to extend their life span by restricting calories, according to a new study that attempted to measure the pace of aging in people asked to cut their calorie intake by 25% over two years.
“Consuming excessive amounts of foods high in added sugars and refined carbohydrates such as white flour, foods high in saturated fat and/or trans fat and frequent consumption of red and processed meats have a negative effect on our health,” Murray said.
“Typical Japanese diets are characterized by plant-based food, such as rice, vegetables and soybeans, and seafoods,” says Shoichiro Tsugane, director of the National Institute of Health and Nutrition. “Non-sugary beverages such as green tea are mainly consumed during and between meals.
One of the foods the researchers analyzed was a standard beef hot dog on a bun. According to the study, its 61 grams of processed meat resulted in the loss of 27 minutes of healthy life. But when you add ingredients like sodium and trans fatty acids, the estimated total loss was 36 minutes.
Bananas are one of the best foods to prevent an early death, according to dietitian Juliette Kellow and nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer. They can help to protect against high blood pressure, as they're rich in potassium.
“As we age we generally are less active,” says Dr. Hodges. “On average people over the age of 60, and certainly older than 70, have a lower need for energy than when they were younger because they expend less energy, with energy being calories. Generally speaking, their caloric needs are lower because they do less.”
Older adults generally have lower calorie needs, but similar or even increased nutrient needs compared to younger adults. This is often due to less physical activity, changes in metabolism, or age-related loss of bone and muscle mass.
Although living on $10 a day to cover your discretionary expenses is absolutely possible, it will likely be a challenge. Without a strong sense of willpower and a plan, it can be even more difficult. But luckily, there is a solution to help you stay on track: budgeting apps.