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What do centenarians around the world eat?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Cocosilk, Jul 27, 2020.

  1. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    1) I did not mention over eating

    2) overeating any food group will eventually take it toll.
     
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  2. Cocosilk

    Cocosilk Gestational · Well-Known Member

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    That sounds like the perfect recipe for lifelong health. Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. Cocosilk

    Cocosilk Gestational · Well-Known Member

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    Carb intolerance is a bit different from a nut allergy though and probably far more preventable. But I guess once someone becomes diabetic it is a useful way to think of it - that you now have an allergy to carbs so you keep away from them at all costs. But you unless you are eating a carnivore diet you will probably still be ingesting some small amount of carbs.
     
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  4. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    It sounds rather like how I was brought up. My mum ate (and fed us!) that way all her life and lived to her mid 90s. I've slipped slightly as I've got older, but certainly haven't necessarily accepted or followed all the changes in dietary recommendations that we've had thrust upon us: e.g. low fat, constant snacks rather than 3 decent meals a day, and eating five a day fruit & veg. Which has held me in good stead when I started LCHF.
     
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  5. kev-w

    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hundreds & thousands...

    :p :p
     
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  6. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Christian Mortensen sounds a lot like George Burns.
     
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  7. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    They seem to consume a lot of K2 in the form of natto. A stinky bowl of muck.
     
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  8. Tannith

    Tannith · Well-Known Member

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    Read "the blue zone" by Dan Buettner "lessons for living longer from the people who've lived the longest". This tells you what centenarians in various geographical locations eat. NB I have no connection with the author or publishers etc.
     
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    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    I've seen the site, but don't think I'd ever bother buying the book. Not my cup of tea reading wise. However, thanks for the suggestion.
     
  10. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Its also been debunked quite a few times.
     
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    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    The book or the site?

    I can remember filling out the questionnaire which I thought was very basic and rather poorly done. It all seemed rather rubbishy to me.
     
  12. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    The entire "blue zone" hypothesis.
     
  13. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Quality of life needs to go with longevity. All very well being Captain Tom but living as a near vegetable in a miserable nursing home is not something I would want, just to get the telegram.
     
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  14. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    Now that you mention it, I looked up the thread where I did the blue zones test.... which was about a year ago. Apparently I had 3yrs left to live due to a lack of fruit and vegetable intake. Absolute nonsense.
     
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  15. Tannith

    Tannith · Well-Known Member

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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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  17. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Yes but only one at a time.
     
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    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    In an attempt to get back on track with @Cocosilk 's original question --

    I have read that the Mediterranean Diet can help with longevity.

    I don't know about specific ways of eating for longevity; I do know that my mother lived to be 90 and her diet was well rounded (like herself) but she did not eat a lot of fish, I don't imagine she ever ate olive oil; she did use margarine instead of butter, skim milk instead of whole, black coffee without cream, and she loved chocolate, chili dogs, and ice cream. My father, on a fairly high-carb diet due to diverticulitis, lived to be 89. His father lived to be 70-something, but his eldest brother died of a heart attack at 57 (he smoked).
     
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    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    What do centenarians around the world eat what ever that suits them depending on where they live and their cultural background so probably there are no dietary habits common to them all that explains longevity they more than likely eat and live like most of the people around them they just happen live longer than average lifetimes.
     
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  20. Tannith

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    By whom (apart from yourself), and on what grounds. Evidence please.
    And has it been debunked because the centenarians don't actually eat what the researcher said, or because the debunkers don't fancy changing their own diets?
    I don't fancy eating bitter melons myself, but that wouldn't make me suggest that the centenarians didn't eat them, and the researcher was making it up.
     
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