11. Drink a cup of tea
Tea has long been hailed as a health remedy, thanks to its rich level of antioxidants.
“Tea has anti-cancerous and cholesterol-lowering properties and has been shown to protect the brain from free-radical damage and strengthen bones against osteoporosis,” says Dr Vuu.
“Also, as demonstrated in studies published in JAMA, tea also lowers risks of death from all forms of cardiovascular diseases.”
It’s also one of the world’s most popular comfort foods.
12. Eat spicy foods
Adding a little spice to your breakfast, lunch and dinner will not only boost its flavour but may possibly extend your lifespan as well. Research, including one study published in BMJ that looked at 485,000 people, indicates that eating spicy foods can reduce the risk of premature death.
“While researchers aren’t completely positive why these spicy peppers can contribute to life extension, the most likely reason is their active component known as capsaicin,” adds Dr Axe.
Whether it’s reading a news article or doing a Sudoku puzzle, utilising your brain in different ways throughout the day counts as learning – something that certainly shouldn’t stop just because you’re not in school anymore.
“Not only is learning great for the brain, but it turns out it may help you live longer,” says Dr Axe.
“A study published in the journal Social Science & Medicine found that reading books regularly may increase longevity, and the advantages of reading books were significantly greater compared to magazine or newspaper consumption.”