Flashback Friday: The Okinawa Diet – Living to 100

The traditional Okinawa diet is centered around vegetables, the most nutrient-dense food group. What would happen if your diet followed the same?

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Yes, there are purple sweet potatoes (Yum!)

Why do those eating plant-based diets live longer? There are all sorts of mechanisms I find fascinating:

Methionine Restriction as a Life Extension Strategy (
Why Do We Age? (
Caloric Restriction vs. Animal Protein Restriction (
Turning the Clock Back 14 Years (
Longer Life Within Walking Distance (
Prevent Cancer from Going on TOR (
Does Meditation Affect Cellular Aging? (
Telomeres: Cap It All Off with Diet (
Nuts May Help Prevent Death (
Increased Lifespan from Beans (
Fruits and Longevity: How Many Minutes per Mouthful? (

And a couple of new ones: The Benefits of Calorie Restriction for Longevity ( and Does Intermittent Fasting Increase Human Life Expectancy? (

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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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