8 foods (and drinks) to add to your diet if you want to live longer

Brussels Sprouts

Eating cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and kale can add years to your life by covering three-quarters of your plate with them, according to experts.


Consuming salmon twice a week can reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure due to its omega-3 fatty acids, recommended by health experts.


Berries, rich in antioxidants, fiber, and minerals, protect against diabetes, aid in cell repair, and may slow cognitive decline, making them a healthy addition to your diet.

Olive Oil

Olive oil, a staple in Mediterranean diets, is packed with monounsaturated fats and polyphenols like oleuropein, offering anti-inflammatory benefits.


Regular consumption of walnuts can improve heart health, blood sugar control, and brain function, potentially adding years to life expectancy, according to research.

Kombucha and Fermented Foods

Fermented foods like kombucha, miso, and kimchi enhance gut health, immune response, and overall longevity by diversifying gut microbes.

Whole Grains

Switching to whole grain versions of bread and pasta can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease, as observed in long-living populations in Mediterranean regions

Green Tea

Green tea, rich in catechins, supports heart health, cognitive function, and overall longevity, with studies suggesting significant benefits even from moderate consumption.