Top 10 Foods Centenarians Eat

The secret to longevity.. is to keep breathing! 
-Sophie Tucker

Centenarians are those that live one hundred years or more, and currently there are estimated to be over 300,000 centenarians in the world.  The greatest number of centenarians per capita are in Japan, Puerto Rico, and Italy. Their secret to longevity may be from the foods they eat. 

Here are some of the top foods centenarians eat:

I. Vegetables

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Seaweed

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Sweet Potato

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Eggplants

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Bittermelon

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II. Healthy Fats

Avocado

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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III. Fruits

Tomatoes

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Grapes

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IV. Legumes

Soybeans

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Chickpeas

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V. Fish

Salmon

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VI. Seeds

Sesame

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VII. Nuts

Almonds

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Walnuts

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VIII. Eggs and Dairy

Eggs

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Cheese

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IX. Grains

Whole grain breads, noodles, and pasta and brown rice.

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X. Beverages

Red wine

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Green tea

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What they don’t eat is important too. They limit alcohol consumption, eat less red meat and when they do eat meat, they choose mostly lean meats. They don’t eat processed foods, limit caloric intake and also live healthy, active, and rewarding  lifestyles.

To reaching 100!

The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important. 
-Martin Luther King Jr.

 

 

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