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Can What You Eat Determine Your Longevity?

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You’ve heard it before you are what you eat. More importantly, can what you eat determine your longevity?  Basically how long and how well you live.

When we look at the people who live the longest, healthiest lives and have a high percentage of centenarians – people who are 100+ it seems clear. Their habits and behaviors, i.e. the food they eat and the lifestyle they live are key factors in their longevity.

What’s more exciting is that there is research to support this theory!  For the past 25 years Dr. Valter Longo, Ph.D. has worked on comprehensive studies in his lab, clinic, and among some of the world’s most long-lived populations.  His research and clinical studies on aging, nutrition, and disease show that what you eat does correlate to a long, healthy, and vital life!

We should all be fit, within a healthy weight range, and free from disease based on this information, right?  That is not the case though, is it?

You may not know this but obesity in the USA is at its highest rate at 42.4%.  That’s 4 out of 10 people and the numbers are on an upward tick. Diabetes, Cardio Vascular Disease, and Strokes are all conditions related to obesity that can shorten a person’s life by 14 years according to the National Institute of Health.

Did you know only one in ten Americans get the daily recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables? No wonder so many of us struggle with weight management, disease, and overall poor health.

Luckily for us, there are special people in the world whose mission is to help us eat healthier and feel great so we can love the life we live.

 

Nutrition for Longevity

I recently interviewed Jennifer Maynard, the CEO of Nutrition for Longevity.

Jennifer grew up on a homestead in Alaska living with a connection to nature.  After her aunt was diagnosed with an incurable disease, Jennifer moved across the country to teh East Coast.  There she began a 20-year long career in biotechnology working on curing diseases.  She understood that the world of medicine and the holistic world of healthy food needed to find a way to come together for the benefit of humanity.

Nutrition for Longevity was founded on the passionate belief that a long, healthy life begins with what’s on your plate. To address the nutritional deficiencies in today’s commercially-grown produce, Jennifer and her team set out to create a farm-to-table meal delivery service that restores food to its natural state so you can support your health.  For more about plant-focused diets and your health, click here.

Every meal is prepared using the principles outlined in The Longevity Diet, by Dr. Valter Longo.  I mentioned him earlier in this post.  The Longevity Diet looks at the science behind stem cell activation and regeneration to slow aging, fight disease, and optimize weight.

 

Watch my interview with Jennifer Maynard, here!

 

So, what you eat can slow the aging process!   OK, I’m in!

After my conversation with Jennifer, I began ordering meals from Nutrition for Longevity and have enjoyed each meal I’ve eaten.  They are obviously nutritious but you want to know how they taste, right.  Delish!

At Living Healthy List, the foundation of Healthy Living, Healthy Life focuses on eating food, making good decisions, and being accountable.  Nutrition for Longevity you cover all three!

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