FOOD BABY… holy hell. So. Full. I totally splurged this morning as my fam and I shared a yummy meal for Easter brunch: French toast, biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, eggs, potatoes, quiche, fruit, mimosas… It was delicious!
It was also an accurate representation of how Americans eat on a regular basis, and sadly, lacked one MAIN food group — VEGETABLES! Don’t get me wrong, it was really great (I even had seconds) and I can bet that many, many meals across the U.S. looked similar to the one my family made!
I’m always reading up on nutrition. It’s a constantly changing field of knowledge so it’s crucial that I stay up to date as a health coach and a nutritionist. I came across an article today written by registered dietitian Seanne Safaii-Waite, which discusses the not-so-secret to living to be 100 years old.
After studying the diets of centenarians around the world (regardless of which country they came from), she and her colleague found that the best dietary strategy to longevity and happiness is EATING VEGGIES.🌱🍅 “Other stories from the centenarians we met suggest eating fermented foods, plant-based diets, and specific nutrients and phytochemicals that help fight inflammation. Also, not eating to excess has contributed to their longevity,” says Safaii-Waite.
If you’re like me, or anyone else who has struggled or IS struggling to get veggies in your diet, to stay consistently active, or to eat properly portioned meals, then this MUST wake your heart up.
People are living to be 100 and older! You are never too late to change your eating habits. By the year 2050, there will be more than 800,000 centenarians living in the U.S. Will you be one someday?
If you want to live to be 100+ be healthy and happy and need a little help with taking a step in the right direction: Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject CENTENARIAN.💗👊