Believe it or not, but you can extend your longevity by optimizing your diet. Researchers of a recent study reviewed hundreds of studies on nutrition, popular diets, diseases and longevity in laboratory animals and people (including centenarians) and came to the following successful aspects of an optimal ‘longevity diet’: moderate to high carbohydrate intake from […]
We know that a Mediterranean diet is good for our health. We are also aware that certain products provide us with more health benefits than others. But how exactly do our diet changes influence our health and our life expectancy?
Who doesn’t want to live longer if in good health? A recent study turned to nature to look for a new potential anti-aging solution. The researchers investigated 46 plant extracts and found a chemical procyanidin C1 (PCC1), a polyphenolic component of grape seed extract, that was found to influence old cells, which permanently stop dividing, […]
We know the common advice of living long and healthy. By saying ‘living long’ normally we understand living till 85-95 years old. But what about the extreme longevity? Why do some people manage to live 105+ years?
Have you ever heard of ergothioneine? It is the dietary amino acid that is present in high amounts in mushrooms and has a nickname – the “longevity vitamin”. Why? Because it’s an effective antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties that have been shown to reduce a number of chronic age-related diseases.
Did you know that our genes are responsible only for about 10-35% of aging process and longevity? The remaining percentage is determined by our environment (think about lifestyle aspects) and, according to a recent study, by some random changes in our body’s cells during our life span. These random changes can for example happen during […]
We need magnesium for almost every single process in our body. For example, magnesium is needed to make proteins, and everything in our body is either a protein or is made by proteins. We also need magnesium to utilize energy, and everything that happens in the body, requires energy. So what happens, if we have […]
You probably already know that people who are more conscientious (responsible, organized and capable of self-control), tend to live longer and have a 40% decreased risk of death compared to the less conscientious people. But why that is that and how that happens was not clear … until now.
If you have a normal weight (BMI: 18.5 to 24.9) in your 30s, don’t be afraid to gain a few extra pounds in your 50s. According to a recent study, it may help you live longer.
Eat eggs or avoid them to support heart health is a scientific debate for the last couple of years. It depends on how many eggs you eat per day, in which form you eat them and, according to a recent large study, which part of the egg you eat.