6 Food Rules That Could Help You Live Longer Healthy eating can be easy if you follow a few simple rules. We guide you through three types of food you should eat more of, and three to cut back on.

Here's what to remember:
Eat more
- Nuts and seeds.
- Fruits and vegetables.
- Healthy fats, especially Omega 3 fatty acids from seafood

Eat less
- Processed meat.
- Sugary drinks and refined carbohydrates.
- Salt, especially in packaged foods.
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6 Food Rules That Could Help You Live Longer

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6 Food Rules That Could Help You Live Longer

6 Food Rules That Could Help You Live Longer

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Healthy eating can be easy if you follow a few simple rules. We guide you through three types of food you should eat more of, and three to cut back on.

Here's what to remember:

Eat more

  • Nuts and seeds.
  • Fruits and vegetables.
  • Healthy fats, especially Omega 3 fatty acids from seafood.

Eat less

  • Processed meat.
  • Sugary drinks and refined carbohydrates.
  • Salt, especially in packaged foods.