Me too! That’s me on the left! I’m 58 years young – but my doctor told me I have the blood of someone 20 years younger!
It’s not by accident! I’m presently doing the habits of centenarians – people who live to 100+.
One of the consistent centenarian research findings:
One Harvard study in particular revealed that people who eat a higher amount of plant-derived protein have a lower rate of mortality than meat eaters.
(Note: This Harvard study was the largest of its kind and involved over 131,000 participants who were assessed over a period of 32 years.)
The specific results of the Harvard study?
People who were big-time meat-eaters tended to experience an earlier age for death.
In fact, lately there have been a few studies which support that people tend to live far longer if they swapped out their animal protein (especially processed red meat) in trade for plant protein.
Plus, eating plants instead of meat has been shown to be specifically beneficial in staving off cardiovascular disease.
Some of my personal favorites: chia, hemp, sunflower, flax and pumpkin seeds. Each is packed with protein and makes an easy addition to any smoothie or salad bowl.
Some great protein-rich snacks-on-the-go: brazil nuts, walnuts and cashews.
Some great tummy-filling plants (which are also great for heart-health): dark leafy greens, avocado and grains such as millet and quinoa.
An amazing super-protein-rich superfood: Spirulina! It’s a blue-green algae that contains all the essential amino acids – and can be added directly to juice or water.
Of course, it’s not enough to just simply gobble down more greens. You also have to make sure you eliminate other risk factors.
For example, obviously you don’t want to smoke and don’t want to overdo alcohol intake. Plus, it’s also equally important to stay physically fit and active!
You should avoid eating too much processed foods – which are loaded up with chemicals and preservatives.
Here are 2 funny things I tell my son (Ari) about the dangers of processed foods:
“Eating fresh food helps your body stay fresher longer,” I am always telling Ari.
“The shorter a food’s shelf life – the more it helps you to live longer. And the longer a food’s shelf life, the shorter it will make your shelf life on this planet, ” I remind Ari.
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Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.
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