msn health & fitness
By now we should all know that fried and processed foods are leading us to an early grave, but for every food that increases our risk for premature death, there’s another that lowers our risk for premature death.
We whole-heartedly accept that eating too many fried Oreos and bags of Doritos will eventually lead us to obesity and heart disease which, in turn, will eventually lead to our death.
However, some of us aren’t so quick to believe that certain types of food can stave off our eventual death. If only they knew how much scientific evidence there is backing up these claims.
Eating these five foods will help lower your risk for overall death.
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories, but packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other substances.
FOODS RICH IN FIBER
Not only will it keep you living longer, but fiber also helps to normalize bowel movement, maintain bowel health, lower cholesterol levels, and control blood sugar levels.
Turn to nuts and legumes for a healthy serving of mono- and polyunsaturated plant oils as well as protein.
FOODS RICH IN POTASSIUM
Potassium also preserves bone density and prevents the formation of kidney stones.
Drinking tea can improve your mood, concentration, and performance.