Healthy eating

BBC Science – Healthy living: How to live longer

Avoiding junk food

A good diet is central to overall good health, though avoiding certain foods and drinks may help prolong your life…

… Some fats are known to be particularly bad for you. Trans-fats, made from hydrogenated vegetable oil, can be found in margarine, biscuits, cakes and fast food. It can raise the level of our ‘bad’ cholesterol, significantly increasing the risk of atherosclerosis which blocks arteries, leading to heart disease and stroke…

… Reducing salt intake is also important to keep your heart healthy, as eating too much salt could lead to high blood pressure…

Drinking too much alcohol can also have devastating effects on our health …  can also cause long-term damage to the body’s internal organs.

…Smoking increases your risk of more than 50 serious health conditions. It causes about 90% of lung cancers, damages your heart and your blood circulation, worsens respiratory conditions and affects fertility.