Eating a healthy balanced diet – including at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day – could lower the risk of an early death, according to the NHS.
Regular exercise could also help to boost your lifespan. It’s the “miracle cure” we’ve all been waiting for, it said.
Making some small diet or lifestyle changes could help to increase your life expectancy and avoid an early death.
Eating more yogurt could help you to live a longer life, nutritionists have claimed.
Yogurt could lower your risk of an early death due to its protective powers, said dietitian Juliette Kellow and nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer.
It contains gut-friendly probiotics, as well as protein, calcium and phosphorus.
Adding more yogurt to your diet could help to lower your blood pressure, strengthen bones, and even lower the risk of diabetes, they claimed.
Everyone should aim to eat at least one small pot of yogurt everyday for the best health benefits.
“Studies have shown that yogurt can help counter many of the health problems associated with getting older, such as high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and unwanted weight gain,” they said, in their book ‘Eat Better Live Longer – Understand What Your Body Needs To Stay Healthy’.
“All yogurts are a great source of protein and calcium. Studies suggest one small pot [three to four tablespoons] a day offers the greatest health benefits.”
Adding low-fat yogurt to a diet rich in fruit and vegetables could help to lower blood pressure, studies have revealed.
Eating yogurt five times a week could lower the risk of high blood pressure by 20 per cent, they claimed.
The snack could even help patients to lose weight, said the nutritionists.
People who eat yogurt gain less weight over time and are more likely to have a lower body mass index, a smaller waist, and less body fat.
“The newest research suggests that ‘friendly’ probiotic bacteria in yogurt ‘crowd out’ bad bacteria that may affect satiety or the absorption of nutrients, meaning that we limit our calorie intake.”
Yogurt is rich in calcium, which helps to keep bones strong. Men are 52 per cent less likely to develop osteoporosis after eating one serving of yogurt a day. Women are 39 per cent less likely.
You could also lower your chances of developing diabetes by eating more yogurt, scientists have found.
Adults that eat 500g of yogurt every week are 28 per cent less likely to develop the high blood sugar condition, they said.
The best way to live a healthy life is to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day, and to do plenty of exercise.
Regular exercise is a crucial aspect to improving overall health, and helping you to live longer.