The #1 Best Foods To Help You Live Longer & Younger

The #1 Best Foods To Help You Live Longer & Younger

The #1 Best Foods To Help You Live Longer & Younger

Karen Salmansohn: 58 years young

Want to live to over 100 – and feel energetic and clear in the mind? Me too! I went on a 2 year intensive research quest to write a longevity book – and here are the #1 best foods to help you to live longer, healthier, younger!

First of all, hi! That’s me on the left! I’m 58 years young – and eager to be part of what I call The Wellderly – folks who as they continue to age do not feel or act their age!

So far, so good. My doctor told me I have the “blood work” of someone 20 years younger!

It’s not by accident! I’m presently doing the habits of centenarians – people who live to 100+.

(I even wrote a longevity book with my tools – called Life Is Long.)

One of the consistent centenarian research findings:

It’s helpful to fuel up with “plant power.”

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.
  • People who preferred to get protein from plants (NOT meat) – lived longer.

So if right now you’re depending upon meat for your protein, well… you might want to rethink your diet!

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.

In summary: 

  • Eating “greener” is a helpful key to living longer.

Happily there are a wide range of powerful plant proteins to choose from.

Favorite plant proteins: 

chia, hemp, sunflower, flax and pumpkin seeds.  Each is packed with protein and makes an easy addition to any smoothie or salad bowl.

Great meat-free, protein-rich snacks-on-the-go:

brazil nuts, walnuts and cashews.

Great tummy-filling plants (which are great for heart-health):

dark leafy greens, avocado and grains such as millet and quinoa.

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.

Health Reminder…

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!

I write about this more in an article here.

Another longevity biggie:

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.”
  • “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.


  • Eat clean and green wherever possible.
  • Make sure you eat a healthy amount of plant protein.
  • Aim to reduce meat and processed foods from your diet.
  • Keep moving, keep mingling – and remember to fill up on positivity as well as protein.
  • Happy humans live (and laugh) longer!

Want to live to 100 – and feel 30-ish? Me too! In my longevity book “Life Is Long I share the secrets of people who live to 100 – with greater health, clarity and energy!  Thanks to the research and tools in “Life Is Long” my doctor told me that age 58 I have the blood work of someone 20 years younger! Check out “Life Is Long” and start protecting yourself against age-related diseases and dementia.

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Karen Salmansohn (Founder)

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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