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How to Add Years to Your Life

Posted May 24th, 2013 in News by Steve

Eat more raw vegetables

Why raw vegetables? Vegetables lose as much as thirty per cent of their nutrients and antioxidants during the cooking process. Uncooked vegetables like capsicums, carrots and lettuce are rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins which keep you healthy and young. Oil-based dressings are tasty and beneficial partners to vegetables, as long as they use healthy oils, such as olive oil. They also aid in the absorption of nutrients. Eating a cup of raw vegetables every day can add up to ten years to your life.

Quit smoking

Every cigarette that you smoke subtracts between four and five minutes from your life expectancy. Long-term smokers live about ten years less than their non-smoking counterparts. Nicotine by itself as not dangerous. It is a stimulant like caffeine. What is dangerous is tobacco tar and the other chemicals in tobacco cigarettes which greatly increase the likelihood of developing a number of cancers and cardiovascular illnesses. Smokers are encouraged to quit with the aid of nicotine replacement therapies such as nicotine patches and electronic cigarettes. Quitting smoking can add as much as ten years to your lifespan.

Stay positive

A major killer is depression. It lowers the immune system and makes a person more susceptible to a number of illnesses. Studies have demonstrated that having a positive attitude can add as much as seven and a half years to a person’s lifespan.

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