Want to live a longer life? There are a variety of factors to this including lifestyle, but it turns out what you eat has a significant impact on your life expectancy (go figure). While these foods don’t possess any special powers that give you everlasting youth, they do have the ability to fight off diseases and improve your heart health.
The other good news is that these aren’t the type of bland “but it’s good for you!” type of foods that you might be imagining. Many of them you’re probably consuming already, and all of them deliver flavor along with dietary benefits. Let’s take a closer look at some of these superfoods that can help you hang around for some extra years.
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Salmon (And Other Fish)
According to Everything Zoomer, this tasty fish might help you avoid heart failure, which could lead to an early death. That’s because salmon is a fish that’s packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to be heart-friendly (along with a number of other benefits.)
The source explains that these fatty acids can help lower inflammation in your body (which can damage blood vessels over time that can raise the risk of both heart disease and stroke, adds the Mayo Clinic). If salmon isn’t your thing, then you can swap it out for mackerel or bluefish, says Zoomer, which adds that fish oil supplements don’t match the real thing.