The U of M reports which foods add (and subtract) time to your life

We’ve all heard that some foods are better for us than others. Have you ever really looked at these foods and how they could help or harm your overall health. The University of Michigan has put together a report that shows how much time certain foods could add to – or take away from – your life.

The study, which was published in the journal Nature Food, looked at more than 5,800 foods. These foods were then ranked according to their nutritional disease burden for humans and their impact on the environment.

Here’s what they found…

What foods add or subtract time from your life?

Let’s look at it this way…

You decide to have a hot dog, fries and a soft drink for dinner. This equals 47.2 minutes subtracted from your life!

Or maybe you envision a pizza and wash it down with a pop. That’s a bit better, it only subtracts 20.2 minutes from your life.

Guess it’s back to peanut butter and jelly and guacamole sandwiches for me! I could add 35.9 minutes to my life!

Is there anything you can make with salmon, a banana, tomatoes and avocados? That would add 33.6 minutes to your life!

You can read more about this study here.

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