What is the most important and crucial thing you can do to prolong your life

What are your thoughts when it comes to living longer. Should I exercise every day, and be desperately unhappy about not losing the 5kg , to meditate  and reduce stress or to mind what you eat and reduce cholesterol. It shows that the secret of a long life is not in any of these dilemmas.

Old Woman

Old Woman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to a new info-graphic published in JAMA , what affects the health and longevity the most is the food and what you eat. The food has a lot more meaning than physical activity, body mass index, cholesterol and more.

Scientists reveal the ten most common causes of death among Americans in the last two decades. The top 2 are heart diseases and Alzheimer’s disease. There are small differences between men and women, then follows lung cancer, stroke, other lung diseases, respiratory infections, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, colon cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer.

Healthy Salad

Healthy Salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The info-graphic show the factors that most influence the causes of death. For example , the high pressure is a risk factor for stroke, heart disease or kidney disease. The data show that diet is tied with 7 out of 10 major causes of death, along with smoking, which is linked to the 7 main reasons.

The food is strongly influenced by the length of life over body mass index, blood sugar, cholesterol, reduced physical activity, alcohol and drug use. Risk when tied to food means eating poorly and not consuming enough fruits, nuts, milk, fiber, calcium, omega 3 fatty acids or polyunsaturated fat, and risk is when eating large amounts of red meats, sweetened beverages and sodium.

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