Cutting carbs increases live span

(WFLX) - New research shows what you eat may help you live longer.

The study says cutting the carbs can increase your life span. Reportedly, the kinds of carbs we eat directly affect the two key genes that control youthfulness and longevity.

Refined carbs, like the ones found in cookies and white bread, could be the most damaging.

Drug companies are racing to find ways to flip the switches on those two genes.

But, in the meantime, try eating lots of green veggies, olive oil, nuts and lean protein.

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