You could also boost your lifespan by doing regular exercise, and by giving up smoking if you’re a smoker.
Making some small dietary or lifestyle changes is all that’s needed to increase your life expectancy and to avoid an early death.
Eating eggs could help you to live longer, nutritionists have revealed. They’re a heart-friendly, calorie-cutting “wonderfood”, they said.
How to live longer: Prevent early death with eggs in your diet
Everyone should aim to eat about six eggs every week, according to dietitian Juliette Kellow and nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer.
They contain nutrients that are great for vision and mental wellbeing, including vitamin B12 and vitamin A.
Eggs could also protect your bones, while helping patients to lose weight.
“These powerhouses are packed with nutrients linked to good health and the prevention of many age-related diseases,” said the nutritionists in their book ‘Eat Better Live Longer – Understand What Your Body Needs To Stay Healthy’.
“Their positive effects on weight loss, memory, and eye and bone health mean that eggs are a great protein food to put on your menu.
“Eggs may have a high cholesterol content, but current research shows that cholesterol in food generally has little impact on blood cholesterol levels or heart disease risk.
“Eggs contain vitamin A, which is vital for healthy vision. In addition, they contain lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants known as carotenoids, which are concentrated in the macula and are critical for healthy eyes.”
Eggs are packed full of protein, which boosts muscle mass, strength, and function – all of which decline as people age.
If you choose to eat more eggs, look for fresh eggs in the supermarket, and check the shells are intact.
If you’re in good health, you can eat hens eggs according to your preference. But, quail or duck eggs should be cooked until the white and yolk are solid.
Eating at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day is one of the best ways to live a healthy life.
Regular exercise is a crucial aspect to improving overall health, and helping you to live longer.
All UK adults should aim for about 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity every week.
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.