The secret of longevity would be found in particular on our plates. To gain up to 14 years of life, a miracle recipe: eat these five foods at every meal, for as long as possible.
We know that to live a long and healthy life, playing sports is essential, as is having a good diet. Only here it is: it is sometimes difficult to differentiate what is healthy from what is less. To help you sort out the true from the false, an international study, published in “Sciences et Avenir, La Recherche”, has revealed the composition of an ideal plate, the one that would be able to extend life expectancy. Only one condition, respect this diet at all meals, for as long as possible.
And according to the conclusions of this study, the benefits would be simply incredible. A man could gain 13.9 extra years of life if, from the age of 20, he composed his plate with these five food groups: legumes, whole grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables. Women could gain 10.6 more years, according to the same criteria.
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It’s not too late to get started
But let the slightly older people be reassured. If they missed the boat, it’s not too late. For example, men who start this diet at age 60 can gain 8.8 additional years of life, 8.2 for women.
As a reminder, you will find in the group of legumes beans, lentils or even dried peas. They are a very good source of vitamins, minerals, fibers and vegetable proteins and provide quality energy. Whole grains include bulgur, quinoa and even barley. Very rich in minerals, they are essential for the proper functioning of our cells.
As for nuts (almonds, hazelnuts or cashews), they are an excellent source of vegetable protein. They have a high energy density and are rich in good fatty acids. Finally, fruits and vegetables are also full of nutrients that allow the proper functioning of the body. They are high in fiber and have a high antioxidant content.
Pay attention, however, to the intake of proteins of animal origin: meat and cold meats are to be avoided in this diet but can be replaced by 200 grams of fish per day.
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