“What’s more, sugars were found to play a role in signalling, which accelerated the ageing process in the rats that were tested in the study.
“The study concluded by suggesting that following a ‘longevity diet’, which consists of low but sufficient levels of protein and higher consumption of legumes could improve overall health and even lengthen life expectancy by reducing the activity of pro-aging growth hormones, insulin, IGF-1 and the protein target-of-rapamycin S6 kinase.”
Therefore, legumes could be especially important when it comes to your lifespan.
From beans to peanuts, there are various options to choose from so your diet doesn’t need to settle on one single type.
And if you want to take your longevity plan to the next level, Bula also suggested taking up exercise.