The antiaging diet aims to extend longevity with a healthy and quality life through a balanced nutrition and adequate to the needs.

The objective is to prevent diseases and avoid or neutralize the toxic effects of metabolic waste that accumulate in cells throughout life.

The hormonal and metabolic balance is key to achieve results in a program of anti-aging medicine.

Which is the best diet?

There are several theories about what diet is the best. So we have different types of diets with studies that support them:

  • Vegetarian diet: ideal diet for not having animal derivatives that can be toxic for humans.
  • Low fat diet: ideal diet since fats are considered toxic (of whatever type).
  • Low carbohydrate diet: avoid sugar, sweets and a diet rich in carbohydrates to feel better and live longer. Carbohydrates increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, inflammation, obesity and diabetes.
  • Low calorie diet: optimal because animal studies have shown that if the caloric intake is reduced 30-40%, the average life expectancy increases 20-25% depending on the animal species (from insects to primates).
  • Diet with periods of fasting: with studies in rodents with an increase in life expectancy of 35% with fasts of 1 day from time to time.
  • Diet of separation of food (Sheldon): where the important thing is not to mix food of different types in the same food so the gastrointestinal tract concentrates exclusively on a good digestion.
  • Zone diet.
  • Mediterranean diet: rich in fresh fruit and vegetables and olive oil.
  • Japanese diet: rich in fish and low in dairy products.
  • Organic food.
  • Hypotoxic diet: raw food or cooked at low temperature as high temperatures (100ºC) can produce carcinogens or co-carcinogens and destruction of vitamins.
  • Paleolithic diet: rich in fresh and organic vegetables, meat, fish and low sugar fruit.

Each of these diets has benefits and also some deficiencies.

So we will have to study each patient to propose a healthy and adequate nutrition to their needs.


What is the “long life” diet? Can the diet make us centenarians?

There are studies that help us detect important characteristics in the diet of people who live for many years. Studies of the local diet in regions famous for their high number of centenarians: Okinawa in Japan and Sardinia and some areas of Spain.

As common characteristic in these populations is that they eat less than the rest of populations, have a low calorie diet, with lots of fruit and vegetables from early ages. They are people with little weight gain in life and under BMI. Thus, oxidative stress is reduced, markers of longevity are improved, atherosclerosis, blood pressure and disease markers are reduced.

The varied diet is also important.

So we will have to study each patient to propose a healthy and adequate nutrition to their needs.