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

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

Making some small diet or lifestyle changes could help to increase your life expectancy and avoid an early death.

Eating avocados could help you to live longer, nutritionists have revealed. They could lower your cholesterol, and even boost prostate health.

Everyone should aim to eat two avocados every week, said dietitian Juliette Kellow and nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer.

That’s because the fruit has number health benefits, including reducing cholesterol, they said.

Avocado is high in monounsaturated fat, which helps to get rid of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol, while promoting ‘good’ HDL cholesterol.

“Creamy and delicious, avocados are loaded with good fats that lower cholesterol and protect against wrinkles,” they said in their book ‘Eat Better Live Longer – Understand What Your Body Needs To Stay Healthy’.

“They are also packed with a variety of vitamins and minerals that help with everything from keeping eyes healthy to regulating blood pressure.

“Eat half an avocado three to four times a week. Although avocados have many health benefits, remember that they are high in calories.”

Avocados contain the carotenoid lutein, which has been linked to a healthier prostate, they said.

Lutein could reduce prostate cancer growths by as much as 25 per cent, scientists have claimed.

Eating avocados could also help to get rid of wrinkles, due to the fruits’ monounsaturated fat content.

They also contain vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that helps to protect the skin against sun damage.

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“There’s little nutritional difference between different varieties such as has or fuerte avocados,” said the nutritionists.

“However, many of the phytonutrients are concentrated in the dark green flesh closest to the skin, so don’t leave any of this behind when you peel them.”

The best way to live a healthy life is to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day, and to do plenty of exercise.

Regular exercise is also important 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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