Google the phrase ‘anti-ageing’ and you’ll come across a wealth of information for treatments and elixirs that promise the fountain of youth. But what about what you put on your plate?
While genetics and lifestyle both play a role in determining how long and how well you live, research shows that the way you live your life has the biggest impact. Scientists have discovered the ‘Blue Zones’, the five geographical regions that are home to the world’s longest-lived people. These regions are dotted all over the globe, from Okinawa in Japan to Sardinia in Italy. Not only do people living here live to the ripe old age of 100 (and beyond), but they live well, with low rates of diseases, such as diabetes, cancer and even dementia, and enjoy a good quality of live.
So what’s their secret? Well, the truth is, their diets are lifestyles are quite varied. After all, they live on opposite sides of the world. But scientists can pinpoint common lifestyle characteristics that contribute to longevity – and they’re all things we can all start doing, today.
We share the top seven scientifically proven ways you can use food to age well in the November issue of Healthy Food Guide magazine. You won’t want to miss it!