Want to Live to 100? Eat These Foods

PHOTO: Heres a list of foods that will help you live a long, healthy life.
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Alas, there are no magic bullets for living to 100. "The best advice is still Michael Pollan's: 'Eat food, not too much,'" says Simin Nikbin Meydani, PhD, director of the USDA–Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. Beyond that, try these science-backed strategies.

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Don't skimp on vegetables

Eat five fruits and veggies a day, preferably more, to slash your risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

Want to Live to 100? Eat These Foods

Eat yogurt

Work in low-fat yogurt daily. It's packed with probiotics, a major focus of current research for its immune-boosting potential.

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Want to Live to 100? Eat These Foods

Have fish for dinner

Eat fish 2 to 3 times a week. Make at least one an oily fish like salmon for the omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to reduce disease-causing inflammation.

Want to Live to 100? Eat These Foods

Go nuts

Snack on nuts like pistachios and walnuts to fight heart disease. Stick to a handful a day.

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Focus on fiber

Get fiber—at least 25 grams a day—by eating fruits, veggies, and whole grains. A high-fiber diet can lower your risk of dying from any cause, say researchers from the National Cancer Institute.

This story originally appeared on Health.com.

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