How to live longer: Best diet to improve your life expectancy – what foods to eat – Express

Increasing evidence suggests the key to longevity may lie in swapping out Western diets for Eastern equivalents – namely the Japanese diet.

The Japanese diet generally consists of steamed rice, noodles, fish, tofu, natto, seaweed, and fresh, cooked, or pickled fruits and vegetables but low in added sugars and fats.

It may also contain a modest amount of eggs, dairy, or meat – a stark contrast to unhealthy western eating habits.

Carrying excess weight poses one of the greatest threats to life expectancy, acting as a precursor to chronic complications such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer.

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