Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

In many countries, people live to be 100-years-old or more. These people all seem to follow similar routines and eat good foods. They don’t count calories or weigh their foods, and they often don’t take supplements.

So, how do they do it?

Eat Plants Regularly

Rather than eating fast foods and other processed produce, look at eating foods that grow in the ground, from a bush or a tree. These foods give you the greatest nutritional value. Eating leafy green vegetables every day prolongs your life. Pickled and dry foods also help to maintain your digestive system and balance your system.

Consume Meats Twice Daily

Many people think that the only protein source is meat, but this is not the case. Protein exists in vegetables and nuts. Therefore, eat meats such as chicken, pork, and lamb no more than two times a day. This strategy helps to support a healthy digestive system. Also, look to buy grain-fed meats, as these have higher levels of mega-3 fatty acids which promote health.

Ingest Fish Regularly

Health studies show that fish eaten at least two to three times weekly reduces illness and increases health. One study conducted on 96,000 Americans (Adventist Health Study 2) showed that participants eating plant-based diets and two portions of fish daily lived the longest. By eating fish regularly such as sardines, cod, and anchovies – exposed to less chemicals and mercury – we can prolong life.

Reduce Dairy Intake

While milk and other dairy products are high in calcium, it’s a proven fact that plants can also supply us with calcium. Dairy, based on cow’s milk is not ideal for our digestive system, as its high in fat and sugar. If you must have dairy, then opt for goat and sheep products, as these are easier to digest.

Digest Eggs Weekly

Eating three eggs a week gives you an excellent source of protein, but won’t overload your cholesterol levels. Nutritionists suggest eating an egg, rather than two when you have a meal. If you find one egg at breakfast isn’t enough, then add leafy greens, bread, or porridge to your dish.

Add a Cup of Cooked Beans to a Meal

Black beans, lentils and white beans are perfect for complimenting meals. Most beans are high in protein, and complex carbohydrates. But, they hold little fat. They are also high in essential vitamins and minerals.