6 Foods You Should Take to Help Age Gracefully Like Moi

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Former President Daniel Arap Moi Photo: Courtesy

Your diet plays a huge role in how many years you spend on earth so if you want a longer life, you need to start paying more attention to your diet.

One such person who keenly paid attention to his dieting habits was Kenya‘s longest-serving president Daniel Arap Moi who died aged 95.

Being the longest-serving president of for 24 yrs, his life greatly inspired most Kenyan lives.

Even though his good genetics are to be considered, it is said Moi enjoyed feasting on meat and boiled cereals. In a past interview, his aide Lee Njiru said Moi was an avid meat eater too.

He slaughtered an animal every day, mostly merino sheep.

Additionally, he would take Ugali and here are more foods that have been linked to his longevity:


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Greens like sukumawiki, spinach or local vegetables should be an essential component of your diet daily if you want to live long. People who eat greens daily are half as likely to die within four years when compared to people who don’t eat leafy greens.


Though not commonly found in Kenya, strawberries and blueberries have powerful antioxidants that help one to live long by staving off life-threatening diseases.


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Having fish as part of your diet is important because it contains omega-3 fatty acid which helps reduce your risk of heart disease, making you live longer.


Avocado is another food that helps in reducing bad cholesterol while also raising a person’s good HDL cholesterol.


Nuts are packed with heart-healthy fats, minerals, protein, vitamins and fibre. Ensure you add nuts to your diet if you want to live longer.

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How much water do you drink daily? Staying hydrated is really important as it helps reduce the risk of blood clots. Water is also necessary for the smooth functioning of the body and helps you look younger.

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