18 May 2016
Foods That Promote Longevity
Hippocrates, the wise ancient Greek physician, said “let thy food be thy medicine”. It’s an age old saying much like the idea most people are familiar with: “you are what you eat”. A healthy and nutrient dense diet is vital to promote longevity, restore overall wellness, and prevent life threatening disease. It’s never too late to start a nutritious diet full of life prolonging vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and proteins.
Here are ten doctor researched and recommended foods to incorporate in yours and your loved ones lifestyle:
- Green Leafy Vegetables such as spinach, collards, kale, lettuce, etc.
- Nuts and Seeds
- Cruciferous Vegetables like broccoli, sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower
Completely altering one’s diet, especially in seniors, can be a difficult change. Try instead to add some of these foods into one meal a day and build upon that routine. You can read more about the benefits of this list and doctor’s research here: https://www.drfuhrman.com/library/article13.aspx