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
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 avoiding red or processed meats, 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.
One of the easiest ways to lower your chances of an early death, and bowel cancer, is to avoid red or processed meats, it’s been revealed.
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“The digestive tract is designed to extract all the goodness from our diet,” they said in their book, ‘Eat Better Live Longer – Understand What Your Body Needs To Stay Healthy’.
“Each part of the gut is functionally different and responds better to certain foods.
“Fibre-rich foods and probiotics promote gut health, while refined foods are linked to disease.
“Limit red meat to no more than 500g a week and avoid processed meat altogether. Both are linked to a higher risk of bowel cancer. Processed meat has also been shown to increase the risk of stomach cancer.”
Meanwhile, you could also lower your risk of bowel cancer by eating more nuts, added the nutritionists.
Everyone should aim to eat a single serving of nuts every day – about the equivalent to around 28g.
They contain minerals, phytochemical and essential fats that keep the heart healthy and protect against bowel cancer.
It’s hugely important to speak to a doctor if you’re worried about the signs or symptoms of bowel cancer.