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7 Unhealthy Nutrients for Longevity to Limit Daily

Even good-for-you nutrients, such as folic acid and iron, shouldn’t be eaten in excess as you age.

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Healthy eating and healthy aging go hand in hand: The more nutrient-dense foods you pile on your plate (paired with other good-for-you habits like regular exercise and stress management), the greater your likelihood of longevity.

But eating ​certain​ nutrients in excess can increase your odds of developing some chronic diseases and aggravate your ability to age gracefully.

Avoid the potential damage and live longer by limiting these seven nutrients.

Excessive sugar can sabotage your health, especially as you

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In India, 81% limit meat in diet and 39% say they are vegetarian

Dishes on display at a food stall at a vegetarian food festival in Bangalore.
Dishes on display at a food stall at a vegetarian food festival in Bangalore. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP via Getty Images)

All of India’s most widely practiced religions have dietary laws and traditions. For example, Hindu texts often praise vegetarianism, and Hindus may also avoid eating beef because cows are traditionally viewed as sacred. Muslim teachings, meanwhile, prohibit pork.

The vast majority of Indian adults (81%) follow some restrictions on meat in their diet, including refraining from eating certain meats, not eating meat on certain days, or both. However, most Indians do not abstain from meat altogether – only 39% of

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