Foods Longest-Lived People Eat

Whole grain

Sardinia and Ikaria are Blue Zone areas that regularly eat whole grains. Oats, quinoa, brown rice, farro, and whole grain bread are whole grains.


NPR reports that Loma Linda residents depend on avocados, which offer several health advantages. Avocados' many health benefits reveal why Loma Linda folks are so fit.


Beans are a mainstay in most Blue Zones and include fiber and other disease-fighting elements. 


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Garlic is a staple in Ikaria, Greece. In some cultures, garlic has been used for generations to cure the common cold or flu, and studies have shown it helps lessen disease duration.


White potatoes are a staple for those who live in Ikaria, Greece, and purple sweet potatoes (called imo) are consumed in Okinawa, Japan on a regular basis.

Olive oil

Olive oil is a staple for Ikarians. extra virgin olive oil provides several health advantages, which is why many Mediterranean people are among the most fit in the world.


Fish is commonly consumed by the Adventists in Loma Linda, even by those in the community that are mostly plant-based.  


Sardinians adore tomatoes and utilize them in many ways. Anti-inflammatory antioxidant lycopene is found in tomatoes.

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