Researchers found that a plant-based diet and avoiding red meat can extend a person’s life up to 13 years.
A new study published in PLOS Medicine found that eating plants, grains, fish, and avoiding red meat could extend a person’s lifespan up to 13 years.
According to EcoWatch, a change in diet will give significant health gains no matter the person’s age. Scientists especially praise the Mediterranean diet, which consists of whole grains, beans, vegetables and fruits, seafood, dairy, and poultry.
The Mediterranean diet has been rated as the best diet five years in a row, and some reports say it could even protect from the impact of air pollution.
The researchers created a tool called Food4HealthyLife, which anyone can use to calculate how a change in diet would impact life expectancy.
This doesn’t mean people have to stop eating red meat completely. Small changes will also have an effect, such as having a meatless Monday.
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