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17 Foods That Can Help You Live Longer

The fountain of youth is located in the produce aisle.
08/26/2015 08:18am ET | Updated August 26, 2015

The world's oldest person, 116-year old Susannah Mushatt Jones, enjoys a hearty meal of bacon, eggs and grits most mornings. The breakfast sounds delicious, but unless Jones has upended decades of nutritional science, it is unlikely the secret to her long and healthy life.

Eggs and grits aside, there are foods that, if eaten routinely enough, may help extend a person's life. Science has found that antioxidants, for one, can combat age-related illnesses like heart disease and some cancers. Nature has supplied us with a galaxy's worth of these molecules in the form of delicious, whole foods foods like berries, garlic and many others. Check out the list below to discover what foods researchers have associated with living long and prospering. Then get a huge bowl, whip up a few, dig in and #LiveYourBestLife.

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Dark Chocolate
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Broccoli
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Nuts
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Beets
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Tomatoes
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Berries
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Olive Oil
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Salmon
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Cranberries
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Spicy Food
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Green Tea
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Garlic
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Spinach
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Avocado
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Apples
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Asparagus
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Kimchi
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