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5 Ways to Add Years to Your Life

  • June 25, 2011
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5 Ways to Add Years to Your Life

By Allison Granell, Men’s Health

1. Next Time You’re Asked “Soup or Salad?” Order the Salad

+2 years

Italian researchers found that eating as little as 1 cup of raw vegetables daily can add 2 years to your life. Why raw? Cooking can deplete up to 30 percent of the antioxidants in vegetables.

To eat your quota, fill a ziplock sandwich bag with chopped red and green peppers, broccoli, and carrots. Toss the bag into your briefcase, along with a packet of dressing–the fat will boost your body’s absorption of certain nutrients.

Try these 8 super salads loaded with disease-fighting foods.

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8:13PM PDT on Jun 25, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

9:32PM PDT on Oct 20, 2011

thanks

6:16AM PDT on Sep 2, 2011

thanks

4:35PM PDT on Aug 4, 2011

Thank you!

1:32AM PDT on Aug 4, 2011

Great ideas! Thanks!

3:14AM PDT on Jul 10, 2011

thanks for the great article

7:45AM PDT on Jun 30, 2011

Very informative, thanks!

7:37PM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

It's not only how long one lives, but how well one lives.

I don't want to be living like goat and die like an old horse. As human I want to live like one. I want to eat everything HE created for us but I know I must eat them in moderation. Part of living is being active. So we need to exercise diligently. That's a must to stay fit, healthy and keeping our metabolism at peak, then eat some more.

You only live once...live a quality life and live it to the fullest! Too mush restrictions are just unnecessary stress.

I'm 63, my metabolic age is 45. I'm a gym grunter and a golf fanatic. Never spent a dime for health service for as long as I know. I don't care if I live to a 100. But right now I want eat everything under the sun (except rocks and metals) and still be happily healthy.

7:55PM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

Great tips, thank you!

3:57PM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

I don't want any extra years.

I'll put in my time but I want to go home.

I remember.

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