Recently KQED radio ran a ‘must listen’ 52 min interview titled How To Eat For A Longer Life with:
– two scientists from Buck Institute for Research on Aging and
You can download the mp3 file of this show here.
Key highlights of this discussion include:
1. Timestamp 04:30 – Cheating Death By Eating Less: Diet restriction can extend life by couple of decades; When you eat less you get limited nutrients and consequently your body learns to adapt to this deficiency by developing stronger immune system.
2. Timestamp 05:40 – Opposite Of Atkins Diet Extends Life: Although high protein diets have short term benefits, low protein diets are far better in long run.
3. Timestamp 8:50 – Super 16 Foods: Foods like Asparagus, Coffee, Dark Chocolate, Avocado, Basil, Mint, Blue & Dark Berries, Kale, Olive Oil, Sweet Potatoes and Wild Salmon build immunity, lower cholesterol, enhance memory, strengthen heart and reduce chances of developing diabetes.
4. Timestamp 22:10 – DESS: Diet, Exercise, Sleep, Stress Reduction are critical for optimal health.
5. Timestamp 25:40 – Eat Food From Plants, Not Food Made In Plants: Natural foods are better than supplements because there are hundreds of phytonutrients in vegetables and fruits that companies and scientists haven’t discovered yet.
6. Timestamp 28:25 – Cooked vs. Raw foods: Phytonutrients in vegetables like Kale and Broccoli are more bioavailable to our body when they are cooked lightly, so cooking is not harmful.
7. Timestamp 34:30 – Multiple Small vs. Few Larger Meals: Following Circadian Rythms i.e. keeping a routine is more important than number of meals; Breakfast is most important meal of the day; Also avoid eating at least 3 hours before going to bed.
8. Timestamp 47:00 – Impact of GMO Foods: Try to limit GMO foods as they have an effect on Gluten and Gliadin; GMO foods are partly responsible for the rise in Gluten allergies.
Great advice to not only help you live longer, but also significantly improve your health.