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A healthy diet is key if you want to live a longer life, but this doesn't mean you always need to turn your back on the foods you love.
And the good news is chocolate, coffee and red wine are among the foods touted for longevity as are green tea, garlic and eggs.
Dr - Joanna - McMillan - Foods - Antioxidants
According to Australian dietitian Dr Joanna McMillan these foods are proven to help you live longer because they are packed with age-busting antioxidants.
'Foods that contain antioxidants (known as polyphenols) can reduce inflammation in the body and they help protect your cells from oxidative damage - which is ultimately how we age,' she told Today.
Dr - McMillan - Range - Foods - Program
Dr McMillan discussed a range of foods on the program, with the first of these being coffee, something she said most assume to be unhealthy.
She said one really interesting study to come of the UK recently found that people drinking up to eight cups of coffee a day were living much longer, and showed a much lower risk of death than non-coffee drinkers.
Expert - Tea - Polyphenols
The expert also said green tea had also been found to be highly beneficial as it too was packed with polyphenols.
But she said you do need to drink 'quite a bit' with the recommended amount being four cups a day.
Suggestion - Pot - Morning - Afternoon - Slowly
Her suggestion was to make a pot in the morning or afternoon and sip this slowly over the course of the day.
Antioxidant-packed berries, dark chocolate and red wine also made the list of foods the dietitian said can contribute to a longer life.
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