How to live longer – the best diet plan to avoid an early death revealed

Eating a balanced diet – including at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day – could lower your risk of an early death, according to the NHS.

You could also boost your lifespan by doing regular exercise. It’s the “miracle cure” we’ve all been waiting for, it said.

Small diet or lifestyle changes are all that’s needed to increase your life expectancy and avoid an early death.

One of the best diet plans to avoid an early death is the anti-inflammatory diet, scientists have claimed.

An anti-inflammatory diet could slash patients’ risk of death by cardiovascular disease or cancer, revealed Swedish scientists at the Karolinska Institiutet.

The diet plan lowered the chances of early death in almost 70,000 people by 18 per cent, a study claimed.

Their risk of cardiovascular death was lowered by 20 per cent.

There was also a 13 per cent lower risk of cancer death.

People that smoke were even more likely to benefit from the anti-inflammatory diet, the scientists said.

Researcher Dr Joanna Kaluza, from Warsaw University, said: “Our dose-response analysis showed that even partial adherence to the anti-inflammatory diet may provide a health benefit.”

An anti-inflammatory diet could consist of fruits and vegetables, tea, coffee, whole grain bread, breakfast cereal, low-fat cheese, and olive oil.

Patients could also snack on nuts and chocolate, while drinking a moderate amount of red wine or beer.

The diet plan is rich in antioxidants, which help to get rid of free radicals in the body.

Free radicals damage healthy cells, while increasing the risk of some diseases.

Following an anti-inflammatory diet could also benefit arthritis patients, or people with back pain, it’s been claimed.

If you choose to adhere to the diet plan, you should avoid unprocessed and processed red meat, organ meats, chips, and soft-drinks, the scientists said.

Regular exercise is also a crucial aspect to improving overall health, and helping you to live longer.

People that do regular exercise are up to 50 per cent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes and some cancers, said the NHS.

It may even slash the chances of coronary heart disease and stroke by up to 35 per cent.

All UK adults should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity every week.

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