Want To Live Longer, Remove This Food Item From Your Diet: Harvard Study

Bhubaneswar: Your overall mortality score can be reduced if more fruits are included in  your diet. But, it is noteworthy that there is one food item that is linked to increased mortality.

What is that food you must eliminate from your diet?

According to a recent study it was found that, potatoes are dangerous for people and lead to an increased risk of death.

The study further revealed that, an increase in potato intake led to a 32 per cent higher risk of death.

“An inverse association between potato intake and survival was also observed, but further research is necessary before any firm conclusions about the possible harmful aspects of potato consumption can be drawn,” said the research.

Evidence shows there are significant health benefits to getting at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day.

The Johns Hopkins led Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, which tracked more than 6,000 people ages 44 to 84 for over seven years, those who made changes that can slow down the ageing process, inside and out.

WHO guidelines say that one should ideally undertakes at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per week or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity a week.

Another Harvard study suggests the following lifestyle measures to live longer:

  1. Healthy diet: It is advised to maintain an intake of healthy foods like vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, healthy fats, and omega-3 fatty acids, and avoid unhealthy foods like red and processed meats, sugar-sweetened beverages, trans fat, and sodium.
  2. Maintain active physical movement: Healthy physical activity level, which was measured as at least 30 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous activity daily.
  3. Maintain age-appropriate and height-appropriate weight: Healthy body weight, defined as a normal body mass index (BMI), which is between 18.5 and 24.9.
  4. Do not start smoking & give up if you already do: Smoking, well, there is no healthy amount of smoking. “Healthy” here meant never having smoked.
  5. Maintain moderate alcohol intake: Generally, one drink contains about 14 grams of pure alcohol. That’s 12 ounces of regular beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits. The healthy amount of daily alcohol intake was set at between 5 and 15 grams per day for women and 5 to 30 grams per day for men.

(Inputs From: Times Now)


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