How to live longer – the 35p snack you should eat every day to avoid type 2 diabetes

By | January 24, 2019

Eating a healthy, 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. Making some small diet or lifestyle changes could help to increase your life expectancy and avoid an early death. You could slash your risk of an early death from diabetes by regularly eating nuts, it’s been claimed.

Nuts are a nutrition ‘supergroup’ that could help to boost your lifespan, according to dietitian Juliette Kellow and nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer.

They contain a number of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals that could help to prevent bowel cancer and gallstones, they said.

Eating just a handful of nuts every day – the equivalent to around 28g – could even lower your risk of dying from diabetes by 39 per cent.

“Nuts are little wonders, loaded with minerals, phytochemicals, and essential fats that keep the heart healthy, as well as helping to prevent bowel cancer, gallstones and type 2 diabetes,” they said in their book ‘Eat Better Live Longer – Understand What Your Body Needs To Stay Healthy’.

“In addition, eating them regularly may help with weight management, and ‘cleaning up your diet’.

“Plus, new research shows they may also slow down the ageing process.

“Nuts vary in the vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals they contain, so enjoy eating a selection to gain the maximum health-promoting nutrients.

“Eat one 28g serving of nuts a day. Always choose unflavoured, plain nuts, as flavoured nuts contain seasonings, salt, honey, and/or salt.”

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Eating nuts every day could lower the risk of death from kidney disease by up to 73 per cent, said the nutritionists.

It could also result in a 75 per cent lower risk of dying from infectious diseases, and a 52 per cent lower risk of dying from respiratory diseases, they said.

The best nuts available that could boost longevity include almonds, peanuts, pistachios, walnuts, Brazil nuts, and cashew nuts.

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 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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