GET SOME SUN: Majority of the centenarians enjoy healthy doses of daily sun, enriching their bodies with Vitamin D. Getting at least 15 minutes every day can decrease the risk for osteoporosis and heart disease.
At 102 Gozei Shinzato still lived independently in a tiny wood-and-rice-paper house. Her husband died after 51 years of marriage. She tended a vegetable garden daily and harvested three times annually - mostly garlic, bitter melon (goya), scallions, and turmeric. She read the comics her grandchildren gave her and loved watching baseball games on television. Her secret to longevity? Vitamin D and natural movement from daily gardening in the sun.
RIGHT TRIBE - Find your tribe. Love them hard. The world's longest lived people chose or were born into social circles that supported healthy behaviors. Surround yourself with the right friends and add years to your life. #bluezones #livelongerbetter #moai
In Ikaria honey is used to treat everything from wounds to hangovers to influenza and the common cold. Ikarian elders start their day with a simple spoonful. Raw Ikarian honey has a high antioxidant level, may reduce inflammation, and contains amino acids and vitamin C which are known to speed the growth of healthy tissue in the body.
LEAFY GREENS - Salads offer a great way to eat a variety of vegetables, but the greens themselves also can be full of vitamins and minerals. Leafy greens are low in sodium and calories, and they are completely cholesterol free. Greens contain vitamins A and C, folate, calcium, fiber, and phytonutrients. When picking greens, look for those that are darker green because they tend to have more nutrients than lighter varieties. Get creative with your greens today and sauté with some olive oil