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8 Off-Beat Food Tips To Consider For A Potentially Longer Lifespan

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Good news: All you coffee addicts chugging espressos like shots of vodka are probably going to live longer than the rest of us. Bad news: Pine Bark is the new way to defy age, except that we don't really see ourselves licking tree trunks any time soon.

Peep the 8 food items that can potentially help you live longer below, then check out the other 14 ways you should consider if you're trying to live to reach 100:

1. Cook with Turmeric

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"Curcumin, a substance in turmeric, revitalises your skin by working closely with collagen to stabilize it; this reduces scarring and boosts overall skin quality."

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2. Drink A Lot of Coffee

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"A 12-year-long study of coffee drinkers revealed that men and women who drink six cups of coffee a day reduce their risk of dying by 10% and 15 %, respectively."

 

3. Eat Asparagus

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"Among other healthy things, the green shoot is extremely rich in folic acid, which reduces the risk of cancer and may prevent strokes."

 

4. Eat Less

2013-01-30-4eatless.jpg"Reduce your calorie intake by 25% - 30%. One study showed that the hearts of monkeys who were fed less functioned as well as those who were 15 years younger."

5. Eat Porridge

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"A study of 400,000 men and women revealed that those who ate fibre-rich foods reduce their chances of dying prematurely by one fifth."

 

6. Eat Tomato Puree Every Day

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"Tomatoes, which contain lycopene, are great at protecting your skin from sunburning and sun-related ageing. A Newcastle study revealed that women who ate five tablespoons of tomato paste daily had 33% more sunburn protection."

 

7. Include Tofu and Sweet Potato in Your Diet

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"Residents of Okinawa, Japan, are some of the longest living in the world. Live as long as they do by adding beta carotene-rich sweet potatoes to your daily diet, as well as 340 grammes of tofu."

 

8. Take Pine Bark Supplement

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"Studies show that it can boost skin elasticity by 25% and skin hydration by 8%. The supplement contains pycnogenol, a key skin component that decreases as you age."

H/T: This Confused infographic

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Written by Foodbeast's Charisma Madarang