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These Simple Foods Can Help You Live to 100

Living to 100 is a real possibility these days. Research points to three simple foods that can help you live to 100. Thee good news is that these foods are inexpensive, too. It's nice to see what staples like the items we're about to get into can really be healthy for you. As a vegetarian, I'm happy that these foods don't involve meat, either. Simple Foods That Can Help You Live to 100 More people are living to 100 more than ever before. The experts at the U.S. Census Bureau note that the number of Americans ages 100 and older is expected to more than quadruple over the next 30 years. Looking at the specific numbers, the number of people age 100 and older in America is projected to go from an estimated 101,000 in 2024 to roughly 422,000 in 2054. Right now, people who are 100 or older make up only 0.03% of the overall U.S. population. That percentage is supposed to jump to 0.1% by 2054. Also, over the past 30 years, the U.S. centenarian population has almost tripled in numbers. So, if you want to live to 100, you have the best chance to do it now and going into the future. Bestselling author Dan Buettner has worked his whole life to look at the communities of people who live to 100 and their lifestyles. In a new social media post, Buettner shared the one meal with simple foods that "the longest-lived family in the world" eats every single day. It's a very simple meal, too, and one that you can eat. The Melis family, from Sardinia, Italy, has a world record for longevity. They actually hold the Guinness World Record title for the highest combined age for nine living siblings. In the social post, Buettner said, "Nine siblings, collective age: 861 years. Oldest sibling is 109. Every day of their life, they had the exact same lunch." He added that there are many factors that go into whether or not someone will live to be 100 years old, but diet is a factor. He champions the Blue Zones diet, which is heavy on natural whole foods and plants. So, what meal does the Melis family, who holds the world record for longevity, hold? It's simple foods, for lunch, consisting of three-bean minestrone soup (garbanzo, pinto and white bean), sourdough bread and a glass of red wine, about 2 to 3 ounces. Of course, wine isn't food, but it's part of their daily meal. That's it. I'm going to stock up on sourdough bread tonight. I always opt for whole grain, but maybe sourdough is where it's at. [select-listicle listicle_id="772367" syndication_name="people-who-live-to-100-things-in-common" description="no"]

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