Science-Backed Habits to Live Past 100: Lessons from the Blue Zones

    After reading David Sinclair’s book Lifespan, I’ve been on a mission to uncover more strategies to increase longevity. In my last blog, The Best Foods to Slow Aging, I investigated the top foods that impact cellular aging. Individual foods like broccoli sprouts and mushrooms work to an extent, but it made me wonder whether there were larger diet patterns and behaviors that have already proven effective. Well, what better way to answer this question than to look at populations in which people ...

    Exotic Oils- Break Boredom and Boost Metabolism with these 5 Healthy Fats

    Two decades after the fat-free craze of the 90s, we now seem to be in the “every-fat-is-good for you” craze where it is ok to add that tablespoon of balsamic vinaigrette on top of your carb-free salad. However, does the new research support the belief that high-fat foods are good for your overall health and fitness? While no food science researcher or dietitian supports eating deep-fried anything or drizzling a full cup of olive oil on top of your salad, eating the right fats in the right ...

    Dive Deep into The Mediterranean Diet

      The Mediterranean diet is based on the traditional diet of people living along the Mediterranean coast (in countries such as Crete, Greece, and southern Italy). In contrast to the typical American diet, the Mediterranean diet emphasizes plant-based foods and monounsaturated (good/healthy) fat. Researchers have found that deaths from chronic disease, such as heart disease and cancer, are significantly reduced among people who followed this heart-healthy eating plan. By limiting unhealthy fats, ...

    How Will the New Cholesterol Guidelines Impact Your Health?

      Big news for those of you who are concerned about your heart health: the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association recently released revised cholesterol treatment guidelines that are designed to reduce the risk for heart attack and stroke. The new guidelines, which were last updated in 2004, mark the most significant change in cardiovascular disease prevention in nearly thirty years!
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