Scientists at the University of Michigan have unveiled a list of small dietary changes that can shorten or lengthen your life. The researchers used national health and environmental data to identify factors that had a measurable impact on how long people live when eaten daily.
One of the biggest findings was that substituting just 10% of your daily calories from beef and processed meat to fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes and some seafoods could give you an extra 48 minutes of healthy life for every day following the regime, as well as a 33% reduction in dietary carbon footprint.
Avoid these life-shortening foods
Hot dogs -36 minutes
Cured meat -27 minutes
Burgers -10 minutes
Sugary drinks -9 minutes
Eat these life-lengthening foods
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches +33 minutes
Baked salmon +35 minutes
Tomatoes +4 minutes
Seafood mixed dishes +4 minutes
Nuts and seeds +23 minutes
Legumes and soy products +9 minutes