By Allison Granell, Men’s Health
1. Next Time You’re Asked “Soup or Salad?” Order the Salad
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.