What is the secret to a long, healthy and happy life? There is a simple routine that we can follow to make us healthier, feel younger and improve our mental and physical health.
There are zones throughout the world with a high number of centenarians. These are areas of Europe, Latin America, Asia and the US. What have these people done differently to everyone else? The secret is, centenarians have lived more active lives. They walk or cycle to work, take the stairs rather than the elevator. They encourage a healthy lifestyle in their social circles, and they take time to relax, de-stress and manage to balance their family life and work.
One of the main factors of a healthy life is food. In the areas of high longevity, they have something specific in their eating habits, and this is antioxidant-rich foods. These foods enable the body to fight disease and control hunger. The people do not eat until they feel full. They exercise portion control. They mostly eat plants, and rarely eat meat.
In the longevity zones, their diet contains vitamins, minerals and fibre. These can be found in fruit and vegetables. Their diet also contains omega 3 which they get from eating fish.
A way to ensure that we are getting enough of the nutrients we need, there are ways we can add healthy snacks and supplement our diet.