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How to live longer: Best breakfast drink to lower your chances of early death and diabetes

The key to living longer could be to eat a healthy, balanced diet - including at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day - as well as regular exercise. But you could boost your life expectancy by regularly drinking coffee, it's been claimed.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a well-rounded diet is crucial to prolonging your lifespan.

You could also boost your lifespan by doing regular exercise. It's the "miracle cure" we've all been waiting for, according to the NHS.

Making some small diet or lifestyle changes could help to increase your life expectancy and avoid an early death.

One of the easiest ways to make sure that you live longer is to drink coffee every morning, it's been revealed.

Coffee is one of the best drinks for boosting your life expectancy, according to dietitian Alina Petre.

It contains a number of antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that protect against a number of conditions.

You could lower your chances of developing diabetes, dementia and even Parkinson's disease by drinking coffee, she said.

But you should avoiding drinking more than four cups of coffee every day.

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"Many people think that life expectancy is largely determined by genetics," Petre wrote for medical website Healthline.

"However, genes play a much smaller role than originally believed. It turns out that environmental factors like diet and lifestyle are key.

"Both coffee and tea are linked to a decreased risk of chronic disease.

"Coffee is linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers and brain ailments, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's."


However, too much caffeine also increases your chances of developing anxiety and insomnia, she warned.

Therefore, it's suggested that everyone has less than 400mg of caffeine each day; the equivalent to around four mugs.

If you do choose to drink more coffee, you should also be aware that caffeine's effects tend to last for around six hours.

So, if you struggled to get to sleep at night, you may want to start drinking your coffee earlier, so it doesn't have an impact on your bedtime routine.

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 percent 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 percent.

All UK adults should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity every week.



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