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How to live longer: A ‘blue zones’ diet could increase life expectancy

How to live longer: A ‘blue zones’ diet could increase life expectancy 1

“Here, traditional diets feature lots of ‘good’ fats, fish, wholegrain, pulses, and fresh fruit and veg.”

Japan

Japanese people are the longest-living in the world, according to Dr Brewer and Ms Kellow, and the island of Okinawa, especially, is famous for the wealth of centenarians.

They write: “Eating habits across Japan remain unique when comported with many other parts of the world and are thought to make a major contribution to the nation’s longevity.”

In Japan they eat rice and noodles, leafy green root vegetables, mushrooms and beansprouts, seaweed, soya products, plenty of fish, fermented foods and green tea.

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