anti-inflammatory diet longevity

The Best Diet to Add Years to Your Life

An anti-inflammatory diet – rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, olive oil, and canola oil – has been found to promote longevity. The latest research findings uncovered that individuals who closely adhered to an anti-inflammatory diet had an 18 percent lower risk of all-cause mortality.

Additionally, closely following this diet may reduce the risk of cardiovascular mortality by 20 percent and those on the diet had a 13 percent lower risk of cancer mortality compared to those who did not adhere to an anti-inflammatory diet.

Benefits were even seen among smokers who followed closely to an anti-inflammatory diet compared to smokers who did not.

The study looked at 68,273 Swedish men and women over the age of 43 who were followed for 16 years.
Anti-inflammatory potential of a diet was measured using the Anti-Inflammatory Diet Index (AIDI). The index includes 11 potential anti-inflammatory and five potential pro-inflammatory foods.

Anti-inflammatory foods include fruits, vegetables, tea, coffee, whole grain bread, breakfast cereal, low-fat cheese, olive oil, canola oil, nuts, chocolate, and moderate amounts of red wine and beer.

Pro-inflammatory foods include processed and unprocessed meat, organ meats, chips, and sodas.
Incorporating more anti-inflammatory foods can go a long way in promoting longevity as it can decrease your risk of certain ailments, which may be triggers for inflammation.

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Author Bio

Devon Andre has been involved in the health and dietary supplement industry for a number of years. Devon has written extensively for Bel Marra Health. He has a Bachelor of Forensic Science from the University of Windsor, and went on to complete a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh. Devon is keenly aware of trends and new developments in the area of health and wellness. He embraces an active lifestyle combining diet, exercise and healthy choices. By working to inform readers of the options available to them, he hopes to improve their health and quality of life.

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