You could lower your risk of an early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, including at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, said the NHS.
Regular exercise is also crucial for boosting your lifespan. Everyone should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity every week.
But making some small dietary changes could also help to increase your life expectancy.
One of the best ways to protect against an early death is to add more ginger to your diet, it’s been revealed.
“Studies show ginger fights nausea, stimulates bile production, relieve stomach discomfort, and speeds transit through the digestive tract,” they said in their book ‘Eat Better Live Longer – Understand What Your Body Needs To Stay Healthy’.
“It also helps to break up and dispel intestinal gas, to counter bloating.”
“Ginger’s strong anti-inflammatory action may help to relieve pain associated with conditions such as arthritis,” they said.
“A review of five studies found taking ginger reduced pain by nearly a third and disability by 22 percent in people with osteoarthritis.”