Exploring how to live to be a Centenarian - Blue Zones.
The Blue Zone longevity characteristics are defined by
What we Do Not Eat. They do not eat, high amounts of sugars, no refined sugars or refined carbohydrates, and they do not use PUFAs, polly-unsaturated oils.
They do have a sense of wellbeing through a well-defined supportive community. (3)
Interestingly blue zones show many of the traits of the
Mediterranean Diet. The Mediterranean Diet (or Med Diet) reﬂects a way of eating that is traditional in the
countries that surround the Mediterranean. Many of these traditional dietary habits can be traced back 11,000 years.
But, over the last 11,000 years many of our grains and fruits have be hybridized for Hyper-Palatability.
The drive for palatability has led to
Less fiber and Less Bitterness.
A pure Mediterranean Diet, takes this into consideration and when eating
Grains there is a search for
Ancient Grains for the diet. A good analysis and approach to this diet is presented by
The Library of Congress Podcast - The Mediterranean Diet: Delicious Food Prescription for Transforming Disease & Illness, by Amy Riolo.
Eating a Mediterranean-style diet has been linked to a number of health benefits, including:
This is a great start to
Eating, however we know that
of the three macronutrients in our diet (protein, fat and carbohydrates), only carbohydrates are non-essential for human life.
For this reason we recommend the LCHF (Low Carb - High fat) approach to eating, i.e. ... the Centenarian Diet.
Question: If you ate "Only Corn Chips", would you survive ...
Where did the Omega 3's go in our diet, healthy fats ...
In 2004, Dan Buettner, an American explorer and educator, joined National Geographic and a team of world-class longevity researchers to carry out a project to research locations around the world and identify the spot where people are living healthier for the longest periods.
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