If there was a pill you could take every day that increased your chances of living to be 100 in good health would you take it? Of course, right? Fortunately, there’s something even better than a prescription drug out there that does exactly this: Food.
There are some specific foods that scientific studies have linked again and again to longevity; not just living into old age, but living well into old age. While no food—or anything for that matter—is a guarantee you’ll live into the triple digits, eating a diet full of foods scientifically linked to longevity can certainly increase your chances. But which ones should you prioritize? There are many nutrient-rich foods out there, but these are the 10 longevity experts say are most important.
10 Foods for Longevity
Vegetables: You knew vegetables would be on the list, right? “Scientific studies have shown that the risk for cancer goes up the less plant-based foods people have in their diets, specifically fruit and vegetables,” says Cary Kreutzer, EdD, MPH, RD, an assistant professor at the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.
Excerpted from Parade