You already know white bread is pretty much devoid of nutrients, but did you know it’s cheating you out of extra years?
Multiple studies have linked whole-grain bread, pasta and other baked goods with greater longevity.
According to one study in JAMA Internal Medicine, each additional serving of whole grains eaten correlated to a 5 percent lower overall mortality risk and a 9 percent lower risk of death from heart problems.
Pay attention to your bread’s packaging. It should say 100 percent whole wheat.
Break out the chili sauce: research suggests that spicy foods may keep you healthy longer.
One study of more than 450,000 Chinese men and women showed that those who ate spicy foods 6 or 7 days a week had a 14 percent lower mortality risk than those who ate spicy food just once or less during a typical week.
Here’s a good reason to have sushi tonight—and to order the seaweed salad: More than 1,000 studies have concluded that eating seaweed can suppress inflammation, boost your immune system, and slow the growth of cancer.
A review of the studies is published in a report called The Japanese “Longevity” Dietary Constituent, which aims to explain why Japanese life expectancy is one of the highest in the world.
We’ve always thought of fish as brain food—and for a good reason.
Research suggests that compounds in fish called carotenoids can protect against neurological diseases.
What’s more, the omega-3s in fatty fish like salmon keep your whole body young—a study from Ohio State University found that omega-3-supplementation significantly reduced inflammation, a condition linked to everything from allergies to cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s.