How to live longer? Here are the superfoods that aid longevity

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American actress Helen Hayes MacArthur once said: "Age is not important unless you're a cheese." While we agree with her, living to be 117 is quite a big deal. Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, died on April 15 at that age. With her death there is now no one alive on the planet born in the 1800s.


Born on November 29, 1899, in the Piedmont region of Italy, Morano believed that her long life could be credited to good genes, her decision to end her abusive marriage, cookies, and three eggs a day, two of them raw. This was a diet she had followed for over 90 years, after she was diagnosed with anaemia.

"When I met her, she ate three eggs a day, two raw in the morning, and then an omelette at noon, and chicken at dinner," Carlo Bava, her doctor, told AFP.

So is egg really a superfood that helps one lead a longer life? Scientists have often said that eggs should be considered a superfood considering the amount of nutrients they pack. Eggs, despite being low in calories, are a high source of proteins, vitamin D, vitamin B12, choline, selenium and phosphorus.

Apart from eggs, here are a few other foods that are known to have numerous health benefits that in turn aid longevity.

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