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 regularly eating more ginger, 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, while also protecting against bowel cancer, is to add more ginger to your diet.
“Studies show ginger fights nausea, stimulates bile production, relieve stomach discomfort, and speeds transit through the digestive tract,” they said in their book ‘Eat Better Live Longer – Understand What Your Body Needs To Stay Healthy’.
“It also helps to break up and dispel intestinal gas, to counter bloating.
“Ginger’s strong anti-inflammatory action may help to relieve pain associated with conditions such as arthritis,” they added.
“A review of five studies found taking ginger reduced pain by nearly a third and disability by 22 percent in people with osteoarthritis.”
Meanwhile, you could also increase your life expectancy by eating more avocado, they added.
Avocado is a so-called super fruit that protects the heart against heart disease and even heart attacks.
That’s because they reduce the amount of ‘bad’ cholesterol in the body, while also boosting the amount of ‘good’ cholesterol, according to dietitian Juliette Kellow and nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer.
A build-up of cholesterol in the blood increases your chances of heart disease.