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.