It is scientifically proven that food has an impact on our health. A study has also revealed the composition of an ideal plate, which would be able to extend life expectancy!
When it comes to nutrition, science teaches us a little more every day. We thus discovered what was the best diet for our health, the five mistakes that prevent us from being efficient throughout the day or the three types of ingredients that take care of the intestinal flora. And in the latest issue of Science and Future, The research, we learned a little more about foods that increase life expectancy. Because yes, an international study recently proved thata very particular plate could save us up to 14 additional years !
What should you eat to increase your life expectancy?
“This plate would lengthen life expectancy”: the promise of the special file published in Science and Future, The research, has something to dream about! We learn that a study was conducted by Norwegian scientists. The goal ? Cross-reference the results of other international surveys, on diet and life expectancywith figures relating to “losses of health due to hundreds of diseases and risk factors”. This is the largest study ever conducted on the subject! And the results are just as amazing: a man could gain an additional 13.9 years of life iffrom the age of 20, he composed his plate with the following five ingredients: legumes, whole grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables. Count 10.6 for a woman according to the same criteria. And good news, the numbers are also encouraging if you put your mind to it from age 60: +8.8 extra years for a man and 8.2 for a woman. Note that meat and sausages are to be completely excluded of this miracle plate, and can be replaced by 200 g of fish per day.
Legumes, whole grains, fruits and vegetables… What are the benefits of these foods that are good for our health?
The recipe for the success of this ideal plate lies in the benefits of food who compose it. They reveal their little secrets in the book My healthy eating biblepublished by Leduc Pratique:
- Legumes (lentils, dried beans, peas, etc.) are rich in flavonoids, lignans, saponins and phytic acid, antioxidant molecules that protect against certain cancers. Their concentration in phytosterols and soluble fibers also make it possible to regulate “good” and “bad” cholesterol.
- Whole grains (bulgur, quinoa, barley, etc.) help prevent heart disease and stabilize blood sugar. And for that, we say thank you to the many vitamins, fibers and minerals they contain. Good to know : it is in buckwheat that we find the most magnesiumessential for the proper functioning of our body.
- nuts, like almond, contain a whole lot of cholesterol-lowering nutrients including unsaturated fatty acids, true shields for the heart, also contained in nuts. These natural anti-inflammatories are also rich in vitamin E, omega 3 and arginine, an amino acid good for blood pressure.
- Fruits and vegetables, allow to bring the right dose of carbohydrates for our body when eaten daily…provided you choose them fresh and in season!