Healthy eating tips for the Daily Express!

ended 08. April 2021

The Daily Express are running an article on the ‘dietary’ decisions people can make to improve their chances of living longer. In short, what are the best ingredients to include in our meals for a long and healthy life?

Ideally, you'll be able to support your claims  with evidence that illustrates the impact of that type of food on longevity, i.e. it has been shown to reduce chronic disease markers.

2 responses from the Newspage community

"You only to have to look at the longest living, healthiest nations in the world to see how diet affects longevity. The Japanese live the longest, with a diet rich in fish.* Both the Mediterranean and Scandinavian diets, comprising mainly plant foods (vegetables, nuts and monounsaturated fatty acids) and excluding harmful factors like processed and high sugar foods, are proven to promote longer life. Diets like those help us live longer by protecting against heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes and Alzheimer's, all common in later life."**/*** Evidence: * World Health Organisation - Life expectancy 200-2015 ** N. Roswall, et al. Adherence to the healthy Nordic food index and total and cause-specific mortality among Swedish women. Eur J Epidemiol (2015) 30(6):509-517 *** Liu RH. Health-promoting components of fruits and vegetables in the diet. Adv Nutr. 2013 May 1;4(3):384S-92S. doi: 10.3945/an.112.003517. PMID: 23674808; PMCID: PMC3650511.
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May Simpkin Nutrition
Staying healthy doesn’t need to be difficult or time-consuming and, more importantly, it's not solely about elimination — quite the opposite, in fact. If you know the top foods you should be including in your diet regularly, making the right decisions to build a healthy plate is easy. My top foods are "nutritional powerhouses" that you can base your meals around, and include salmon, broccoli, walnuts, mushrooms, garlic, eggs and healthy grains. Including these regularly in your meals will help ensure your health, both right now and in the long term.