Life expectancy is the most often used term to describe the health of the population. It quantifies how long an individual is presumed to live based on gender and geography. Life expectancy varies over the path of an individual’s life because as they remain alive the time of birth, childhood, adolescence and also their chance of attaining older age rises.
[Tweet “”In the U.S., women live longer—81 years on average, 76 for men—but a recent study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation reveals a troubling trend. “]Though men’s life spans have increased by 4.6 years since 1989, women have gained only 2.7 years, perhaps because a larger percentage of women have lacked adequate treatment for high blood pressure and cholesterol. All these has brought about many questions to the mind such as “is there anything as longevity Nutrition/ diet?”
Well previous research has shown the answer to be yes! A case of life expectancy can be seen with the Pacific Islanders (the people of Okinawa) whose average life expectancy is believed to be more than 81 years compared to the United States which is 78 years and also on the average of 67 years worldwide. These particular group of people are considered to be lucky because they enjoy long lives to a greater degree.
These group of people are so lucky because diets play a major role in their life expectancy. A growing body of evidence recommend that diet is one of the great significance contributors to longevity and living a healthy life.
Here are some of the menu of people who enjoy long Lives:-
Life Expectancy Food
- : Fruits and vegetables are also comparatively low in calories and are also loaded with fiber and nutrients. Studies regularly indicates that diets with plenty of fruits and vegetables help people maintain a healthy weight and protect against cardiovascular disease.
- Low-salt Nutrition:Researchers have recognized for years that less salt in the diet means lower blood pressure. Now new evidence suggests that keeping blood pressure down may also protect brain cells and decrease the risk of age-related memory loss and even dementia.
- Blueberries:blueberries are stuffed with antioxidants that may keep us healthy. Researchers at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston, has found out that blueberries top the list in terms of their antioxidant activity when compared to 40 other fresh fruit and vegetables.
- [Tweet “Tomatoes:Tomatoes are low in fat, high in fiber and a low-calorie source of many vitamins and minerals, but recent findings indicates that tomatoes have another important nutritional benefit”] – they’re packed with lycopene, an antioxidant that gives them their red color and may also have a role to play in lowering the risk of cancer.
- Calcium Rich Foods:Bone loss and osteoporosis are among the leading reasons for disability in later life. And once a person become disabled, their health often reduces in many other ways. Although some bone loss with age is certain to happen, the process can be slowed down by eating foods high in calcium and vitamin D which can also prevent disabling fractures.
- Coffee: A growing number of studies recommends that coffee has many unexpected health benefits. In addition to potentially lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes, drinking coffee may reduce the risk of age-related mental reduction. According to the latest evidence that comes from a Finish study of 1,409 volunteers published in the Journal of Alzheimers Disease in 2009. [Tweet “It’s found that people who drank coffee consistently during their middle-aged years were certainly less likely to suffer dementia and Alzheimer’s later in life.”] Those who drank three to five cups daily had a 65% reduction in risk.
- Soya:Soya is stuffed with quality protein and it is the only plant food that contains all the essential amino acids (protein building blocks) needed for good health, making it similar to meat, fish, eggs and dairy products. This also makes it a particularly important food for vegetarians and vegans.
- Grain: Whole grain include foods such as grain cereals, wholemeal bread, brown rice and wholewheat pasta. As the name suggests, whole grains contain the ‘whole’ grain, including the nutrient-rich germ, the energy-providing endosperm and the fibre-rich bran layer.