Foods for Longevity

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Vegetable

Eat veggies for health! Antioxidants protect cells. Cruciferous types like broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts guard against DNA damage, cancer.

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Fruit

Fruit with skin on for gut health. Fiber linked to longevity. Blueberries high in polyphenols, an antioxidant for long life.

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Legumes

Plant-based proteins like legumes are rich in protein and fiber, low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Longevity observed in legume-rich regions.

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Whole grain

Whole grains (oats, quinoa, brown rice) stabilize blood sugar levels, protecting against type 2 diabetes and improving life expectancy.

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Chia seeds or flax seed

Flax seeds and chia seeds, rich in soluble fiber, aid digestion and reduce cholesterol, promoting longevity.

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Nuts

Nuts provide nutrients for longevity: fiber, plant-based protein, antioxidants, and heart-healthy unsaturated fats. Great for salads!

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Fermented food

Good gut bacteria is vital for longevity. Eat fermented foods like kimchi, sauerkraut, miso, and tempeh for overall health.

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Sweet potato

In Okinawa, sweet potatoes are a staple, providing fiber, antioxidants, and 400% of the daily vitamin A needed for a robust immune system.

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Avocado

Avocados: Rich in monounsaturated fats, lower inflammation, heart-friendly, high in fiber, and antioxidants. Health hype is real! 🥑

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Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate: High in polyphenols for heart health. Remember, it's one piece of the longevity puzzle. Also, exercise, sleep, and stress management matter 

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