How to live longer – the 30p a day snack to avoid heart attack and early death

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The key to living longer could be to eat a healthy, balanced diet – including at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day – as well as regular exercise. But you could boost your life expectancy by regularly eating berries, it’s been claimed.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a well-rounded diet is crucial to prolonging your lifespan.

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

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

Regularly eating a handful of berries could improve the health of your heart, it’s been claimed.

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Berries are a nutritious, heart-healthy snack for everyone, according to dietitian Juliette Kellow and nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer.

They’re rich in antioxidants and fibre, which contribute to cardiovascular improvements, they said.

Eating just three or more servings of berries every week could lower your risk of a heart attack by as much as 34 per cent, they revealed.

“All berries are good for you – the vibrant blues, purples, and reds of this supergroup are an indication that they are packed with damage-fighting antioxidants,” they wrote in their book ‘Eat Better Live Longer – Understand What Your Body Needs To Stay Healthy’.

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“But not all berries are created equal – some are better than others when it comes to longevity.

“All berries have been linked to cardiovascular improvements [it’s the winning combination of antioxidants and fibre].

“Research shows that eating at least three servings of blueberries or strawberries a week can reduce the risk of a heart attack.

“The high levels of polyphenols in berries have also been shown to lower high blood pressure.”

You could also lower risk of some cancers by regularly eating berries, they added.

They’re rich in phytochemicals; many of which have cancer-fighting properties. They may be particularly useful in protecting against oesophageal, breast and colon cancers.

For the most nutritious effects, you should keep them in the fridge for optimum levels of vitamin C.

Eating five portions of fruit and vegetables every week is the best way to make sure you lead a long and healthy life.

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