A long, healthy life is all in the genes, right? Wrong, celeb chef and nutritionist Zoe Bingley-Pullin says you can cheat the genetic code and eat your way to longevity

Meaning you'll be getting a personalised happy 100 birthday card from Queen Elizabeth! Which is a pretty great reason to stick around.

So how exactly can we hit that milestone if we weren't born into a family of long-lifers? Zoe says it all comes down to diet, "Specifically, various studies have show high polyphenol intake is linked to reduced overall mortality."

Translation? A long healthy life comes from a diet packed full of foods that contain polyphenols  (polyphenols are "micronutrients with antioxidant activity" according to Dr Mercola).

Zoe says a diet rich in polyphenols is, "A plant-based diet high in fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts/seeds, seafood, herbs/spices, extra virgin olive oil."

And if the royal 100 birthday card isn't incentive enough to make the diet switch, Zoe shares four motivating reasons to start eating healthy for your future self:

Zoe Bingley-Pullin is a celebrity chef, nutritionist and creator of the Falling in Love with Food program. For more details on Zoe's food program head to:  zoebingleypullin.com

How to eat your way to a long, healthy life