6 foods that will make you live longer

Make the best of your later years with our lowdown on the best age-defying foods.

6 foods that will make you live longer

To extend your years and make the best of your health stop looking in the medicine cupboard and start eating these revitalising foods.

Camomile

Camomile is a member of the daisy family that contains many healing properties that are great for your body, one of which helps your muscles decrease in physical tension, which reduces the chance of having stress induced health problems. 

Walnuts

Researchers have found that eating walnuts and walnut oil regularly throughout the week can lower your resting blood pressure, as well as blood pressure responses to stress. This in turn reduces risk of a stroke or heart disease. Pumpkin

A cup of cubed pumpkin contains almost twice the recommended daily intake of vitamin A which plays an important role in improving your eyesight. Pumpkin seeds are rich in tryptophan, this is the neurotransmitter that makes your body relax.

Olive oil

The Mediterranean diet is known to consume the highest level of olive oil in the world, it is also linked to lower cancer rates, as well as reduced occurrence of Parkinsons and Alzheimers. 

Flaxseeds

Flaxseeds are very rich in fibre which can prevent weight gain as well as heart disease. Not only do the seeds contain Omega-3 fatty acids but also Lignans, a compound that may protect against cancer.

Fennel

A great source of Vitamin A, Pottasium and Iron. Fennel is great if you suffer from digestive problems as well as preventing fatigue and helping to maintain healthy skin.

Tofu

Tofu and other soy products are an excellent source of amino acids, iron and calcium giving you a load of health benefits. Soy products are great for lowering the amount of unhealthy cholesterol in the blood.Cranberries

Cranberries contain high levels of Phytochemicals. Phytochemicals prevent bacteria from sticking and multiplying in your bladder which in turn improves urinary tract health. Only Cranberries contain the unique form of PAC that is made up differently in other fruits.