Many people are looking for anything that will help them live a longer and healthier life. After age 30, your chances of dying doubles every eight years!
Slowing the aging process and increasing lifespan has become the subject of many new research studies in the last two decades. Changing our behaviors is a good way to improve life expectancy, rather than waiting until we have a health problem.
Specialists are telling us to increase our intake of vegetables and fruits, as better and more nutrients can equal longer life. But if your diet is lacking or not sustainable due to availability, then supplements can alleviate this lack of nutrients.
For instance, according to a 2019 study reported in Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers at John Hopkins found only two vitamins they say you need to help you live longer. Folic acid and omega-3 fatty acids are, according to this study, all you need to supplement with, since these are linked to heart health and so help you live longer.
Other researchers might disagree and mention other very important vitamins or minerals, like vitamin C and D, especially, to help the immune system in fighting virus and bacteria.
5. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids have been recommended for many years now as an important part of the fight against heart disease and helping you live longer. Some studies at Harvard have shown those who eat fish at least twice a week benefit greatly, providing heart health and longer life, with lower mortality risk. It is possible that omega-3 is also protective against other diseases such as those of the brain.
4. Folic Acid
Folic acid reduces stroke risk by 20% and can minimize inflammation. Some studies have shown that omega-3 along with B vitamins, especially folate, B6, and B12, lowers homocysteine levels, which affects vascular disease, lowering its risk in patients with cardiovascular issues. These studies are promising, but more research is needed for confirmation.