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Good News: These Delicious Foods and Drinks Can Help You Live Longer


Enjoying some of your favorite fruits, veggies, and drinks won’t just perk up your palate. Thanks to the levels of antioxidants known as flavonoids found in certain plant-based foods and drinks, they’ll also help you live a longer life. 

A study published in Nature Communications observed 56,048 people for 23 years, taking note of their health and diet. Those who consumed more flavonoid-rich foods showed a 17 percent reduced risk for overall mortality, a 15 percent reduced risk of heart disease death, and 20 percent reduced risk of dying from cancer.   

The sweet spot seemed to be getting about 500 milligrams of flavonoids a day for those who were already in good health. Those participants plateaued, meaning that consuming any more flavonoids wasn’t especially beneficial. Those who smoke cigarettes or drink heavily, however, showed a continued benefit from even more flavonoids in a day. We all know smoking and drinking can negatively affect our health, so it make sense that someone would need a little extra help to counteract them. In those cases, eating more flavonoid-rich food is definitely encouraged.

And the best part of this news? All of the delicious options for flavonoid-rich foods and drinks! 

Take a look below to see some of the highest sources of flavonoids you can add to your daily meals for a long, happy, and healthy life. 

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