Adopting a healthy lifestyle can be the key to living longer.
It’s a simple fact of life that we are all going to die one day. It’s sad and we have to accept it. But what we don’t have to accept is the thinking that we cannot control how long we live.
Want to live to 100 and beyond? There are secrets to living longer and you’re in luck because I am going to share them with you.
Have you ever heard of the Blue Zones? The book, The Blue Zones Solution, studied these 5 regions in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the U.S. (Ikaria, Greece; Okinawa, Japan; Ogliastra Region, Sardinia; Loma Linda, California; and Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica) that contain the highest concentration of centenarians.
There are less instances of illnesses like heart disease, obesity, cancer or diabetes in these areas and here is why:
- People in these communities reinforce healthy behaviors by moving their bodies more and eating real food
- They avoid processed foods and sugar
- They take time to de-stress
- The smallest meal they eat is at dinner time
- They stop eating when they are 80% full
- Meat consumption is only about 3-4 ounces, a few times per month
So what can you eat to help your body last a long time? It’s actually kind of simple – eat real food (by staying away from processed food, you reduce your exposure to chemicals), exercise and take supplements.
Here are some examples of real food that will assist you in living longer:
Avocados are a great source of anti-inflammatory fats, vitamin E, protein, magnesium, B vitamins. Not to mention that they taste great and have incredible health benefits.
There are so many benefits of nuts. They reduce inflammation, they are great for heart health, brain health and for regulating your weight. Bonus: they prevent food cravings!
Another superfood that tastes great, dark chocolate lowers blood sugar, blood pressure and improves circulation and digestion (it improves the good bacteria in your gut).
Drinking organic coffee can help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s, dementia, stroke and some cancers.
The resveratrol in red wine is shown to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s. And the tannins – what makes wine the color red – contain procyanidins, which are known for protecting against heart disease.
Salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel, and trout are considered “fatty fish” because they are full of omega-3 fatty acids. They are also a good source of vitamin D, protein, some B vitamins and selenium.
Try adding these supplements to your daily routine: carotenoids, fish oil, vitamin B12, melatonin, and vitamin D. You can find more information on my post 3 Supplements Everyone Should be Taking.
Want more information on living longer? David Wolfe has lots of videos on longevity where he partners with the Longevity Warehouse, the Longevity Now Conference, and the Women’s Wellness Conference.
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