While there are many external events outside of our control (such as accidents or natural disasters), we do have quite a bit of control over how long we live. Having a long life is not just about having “good genes”. Our lifestyle and everyday choices can have a much greater impact on longevity than we might realize. Below are some key findings from the in-depth research on this topic.

The longest living people eat almost exclusively plant-based foods.

"Blue Zones" are populations of people throughout the world that have the highest concentrations of the world's longest-living people. Residents of these areas are able to retain health and vitality well into their 80s, 90s, and even 100s.

Blue Zone residents share many common characteristics in terms of food & diet, including:

They consume mostly plant-based foods
(i.e. 95% of calories).

They limit their consumption of meat to no more than 2 servings per week (a serving of meat is equivalent to the size of a deck of cards).

They avoid processed foods.

Author Dan Buettner summarizes his findings and lifestyle recommendations as
“Retreat from Meat”, “Diminish Dairy” and “Slash Sugar”.

Scientific research has shown a the link between a
plant-based whole foods diet and a longer life span.

The video below summarizes several clinical studies that have been fielded on this topic.

Plant-based whole foods can prevent and even reverse life-shortening diseases.

There are many scientific studies that show how consuming plant-based whole foods can prevent and even reverse the diseases that are plaguing our country. Reducing or reversing these conditions will add years to your life. For more details on how a plant-based whole foods lifestyle can impact specific diseases, check out the Disease Prevention & Reversal page in our Learning Center.


Ready to experience the benefits for yourself?

The WNY22 is a 22-day plan centered on plant-based whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes (beans, peas, lentils, etc.). It provides the information, resources, and support to guide you through the first steps into experiencing a plant-based lifestyle!

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