Learn from Those Who’ve Lived the Longest


Why do centenarians become centenarians? Why are they so lucky? Is it because they have low cholesterol, exercise a lot and live a healthy, clean life?

Well, Jean Calumet of France who died at 122 years of age smoked all of her life and drank.  What researchers are finding from these major centenarian studies is that there is hardly anything in common among these people.

They have high cholesterol and low cholesterol, some exercise and some don’t, some smoke, some don’t. Some are nasty as can be, some nice and calm and some are ornery.

But, they all have relatively low sugar for their age, and they all have low triglycerides for their age. And, they all have relatively low insulin.

What they’ve found is the people who’ve lived the longest tend to eat large amounts of whole unprocessed minimally cooked plants and live in areas that promote regular physical activity, such as daily walking.

They also tend to have effective strategies for coping with the inevitable stresses of life, such as prayer, meditation and strong social networks.  In fact, being able to effectively cope with stress, it turns out, is one of the MAJOR common denominators for people who live long, robust lives.

One of the reasons for this strong link is that stress, just like fructose, promotes inflammation in your body.  Most of the research indicates that longevity hinges on preventing chronic inflammation.  Avoiding sugar/fructose while consuming antioxidant-rich whole foods, together with physical exercise and stress reduction, will do just that.

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