Friday 27th May 2022
    TradeBriefs Editorial

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    A longevity expert says you can extend your life span if you eat more carbs and less protein and fast every 3 months

    If you want to live as long as possible, you may want to cut back on protein, eat more carbs, and fast regularly, sometimes for days at a time, an article published on Thursday in the journal Cell suggests.

    The researchers describe an optimal diet for a longer life span as relying on primarily plant-based carbohydrates like legumes, whole grains, and vegetables, with about 30% of daily calories from healthy fats like nuts, olive oil, and some dark chocolate and fish.

    They also advise avoiding red meat and processed meat, as well as refined grains and added sugars, and consuming minimal white meats like poultry. Recent research suggests that swapping out processed foods and meat for more whole foods and plants could add as many as 10 years to your life.

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