|Alas, there are no magic bullets. "The best advice is still Michael Pollan's: 'Eat food, not too much,'" says Simin Nikbin Meydani, PhD, director of the USDA–Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. |
Beyond that, try these science-backed strategies.
|Eat five fruits and veggies a day, preferably more, to slash your risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer. |
| It's packed with probiotics, a major focus of current research for its immune-boosting potential. |
| Make at least one an oily fish like salmon for the omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to reduce disease-causing inflammation. |
| Try eating pistachios and walnuts to fight heart disease. Stick to a handful a day. |
| Make sure to get at least 25 grams of fiber a day by eating fruits, veggies, and whole grains. |
A high-fiber diet can lower your risk of dying from any cause, say researchers from the National Cancer Institute.