The best way to lower your risk of an early death is by eating a healthy, balanced diet, which includes at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day, said the NHS. It’s also crucial that you do enough regular exercise, as it’s the “miracle cure” we’ve all been waiting for, it said. But, making just one or two small changes to your diet could also help to increase your life expectancy. Regularly drinking coffee could help you to avoid an untimely demise, scientists have claimed.
Drinking coffee – both caffeinated and decaffeinated – could help to prevent an early death, according to researchers from Zhengzhou University, China.
Compared to people that rarely drink coffee – and those that don’t drink coffee at all – regular coffee drinkers were 13 per cent less likely to die early, they said.
But, you should be drinking at least three cups of coffee every single day, the scientists revealed.
The researchers used 21 previous studies, which included more than 10 million individual participants, and collaborated the results to come to their conclusion.
“These findings could have a substantial impact on public health and even a small health-promoting effect,” they said.
“Thus, moderate coffee consumption could be integrated into a healthy diet and lifestyle.”
Coffee has been linked to a number of health benefits in the past, revealed dietitian Juliette Kellow and nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer.
The caffeine in coffee could help to lower your risk of tinnitus, they wrote in their book ‘Eat Better Live Longer – Understand What Your Body Needs To Stay Healthy’.
Drinking moderate amounts of coffee – around four cups a day – could also lower your risk of dementia, they said.
“When it comes to fluid intake, surprisingly, almost all fluids count,” they said.
“Coffee has beneficial antioxidants and may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.”
Eating five portions of fruit and vegetables every week is the best way to make sure you lead a long and healthy life.
Regular exercise is a crucial aspect to improving overall health, and helping you to live longer.
People that do regular exercise are up to 50 per cent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes and some cancers, said the NHS.
It may even slash the chances of coronary heart disease and stroke by up to 35 per cent.
All UK adults should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity every week.