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Women already live longer than men - and can live even better with an improved diet

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Many studies throughout the years have proved that women live longer than men. This is often attributed to the differences in chromosomes and hormones between the sexes. 

The average American man will live to age 76, while the average American woman will live five years longer, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In South Africa, 2019 data showed that the average life expectancy was 67.68 years for women, and 60.73 for men. 

While women tend to live longer than men, they typically also have higher rates of illness. But it's not all bad news as the situation can be improved if they consume a healthy diet, particularly a diet high in pigmented carotenoids, as can be found in kale, spinach, watermelon, bell peppers, tomatoes, oranges, and carrots. 

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