5 Foods to Eat If You Want to Live over 100 Years

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01. Here's what you must eat to become a centenarian

Want to live a longer life? Turns out, the secret to living longer depends on your eating habits. You should be mindful of your eating habits and various researches have proven that you must watch your plate. It isn’t a secret anymore that the lifestyle of a person matters a lot when it comes to a longer life or being a centenarian. Dr. James DiNicolantonio, a well-respected and internationally known scientist and expert on health and nutrition recently put a list of foods that one must eat in order to live a life beyond 100 years. 

02. Raw Honey

You would be surprised to know that the natural ingredients present in raw honey can reduce the risk of certain types of cancers along with heart diseases. In a study published in the National Library of Health, it was said that “Effects of honey have been thoroughly investigated in certain cancers such as breast, liver and colorectal cancer cell lines.” The study also pointed out that “Honey is highly cytotoxic against tumour or cancer cells while it is non-cytotoxic to normal cells.”


03. Goat Kefir

Cancer is undoubtedly one of the world’s leading causes of death and the probiotics found in fermented goat kefir can reduce the growth of cancerous tumours by stimulating the immune system. This has been proven in several test tube research. In a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, it was found that “Kefir extract reduced the number of human breast cancer cells by 56 per cent.”


04. Pomegranate

Pomegranate is a good source of various vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, C and E, which are known to boost longevity. Also, this fruit has anti-viral and anti-tumour properties, which can prove to be quite useful when it comes to living a long life. In a study published in the journal ‘Nature Medicine’, it was revealed that pomegranates have a molecule called mitochondria, degradation of which can lead to weakness of muscles. The study further revealed that “A buildup of dysfunctional mitochondria is also suspected of playing a role in other diseases of ageing, such as Parkinson's disease.” Thus, one must binge on pomegranates to live a long life.

06. Green banana

You would be surprised to know that there is a type of prebiotic present in Green banana that provides food for the healthy bacteria present in the stomach, which can further help in lowering down blood pressure. According to various studies, eating a green banana can also lower the risk of kidney cancer by around 50 per cent.


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