Nutritionist and therapist Vicky Godfrey recommended some simple but effective ways to increase the chances of living longer, Express writes.
One of her tips is to drink water first thing in the morning. Drinking water on an empty stomach is thought to increase cellular hydration because it is absorbed faster. Hydration is one of the keys to keeping your body healthy and therefore increasing your chances of living longer. It's no surprise that water is the 'key' to longevity, but it's surprising that few people drink the recommended six to eight glasses of fluid a day, said the nutritionist.
To make water even healthier, add a slice of lemon to it, the expert advised.
According to the results of some studies, the daily use of lemon and walking are effective for high blood pressure, Godfrey noted.
Lemon, in particular, is a good source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that can reduce the effects of damaging free radicals.
The nutritionist gave another tip for boosting vital vitamin levels in the body that guarantee longevity.
Roll up your sleeves while walking and get a daily dose of vitamin D every morning from the sun. The sun's ultraviolet rays are safest in the morning hours, and studies show that the best time to absorb vitamin D is around noon, the doctor noted.
That said, to maintain vitamin D levels, you can supplement your morning walk with foods that also support vitamin D levels, the nutritionist added.
Some of the foods she recommends include mushrooms, egg yolks, oily fish such as salmon, sardines, herring, or beef liver.