I’ve studied 100-year-olds and longevity habits for 20 years: Here’s what I eat every day…

by | Mar 18, 2024 | Achieving Your Good Health

From author and medical researcher Dan Buettner:

“When it comes to extending your present and future health, and  your lifespan, it’s crucial to consciously, intentionally choose what you DO and DO NOT put in your body.”


1. Eat within a 10 to 12-hour window

“The longest-lived people are eating most of their calories in about a 10 or 12-hour window,” Buettner says, “and so I usually have just two meals a day. My first meal each day around 11:00 AM, and a second meal at about 7:00 PM”

2. Beans for breakfast and dinner

“People who eat a cup of beans a day tend to live many years longer than those who don’t. I also add capsaicin-rich red pepper flakes – which can help to increase metabolism – along with some oregano and rosemary to help lower inflammation and to get more antioxidants.”

3. Eating out often – DON’T DO IT!

“Take charge of your life by taking charge of your time. Plan ahead and you can maintain a simple, health-building eating program each day. It’s easier than you think and the rewards are worth it – better health, no sickness, no prescription drugs with toxic side effects, peace of mind, and more.

“Remember your DNA and blood type control your internal health and body chemistry. Know your blood type and always eat according to your blood type.”

4. Proteins are the building and repair molecules for your body

“The best sources for protein are wild-caught (never farm-raised) salmon, cod, and haddock. Also lamb, turkey, grass-fed beef, venison, and mercury-free tuna.”

5. Balance is the key

“PROTEINS should be 20% of your daily diet. FRESH VEGETABLES should be 60%, HEALTHY FATS (nuts and seeds) 10%, and WHOLE GRAINS (Quinoa, Organic Brown Rice, Lentels) 10%.”

6. Fruits

“Fruits should be eaten alone, separately from any other foods. It’s best to eat fruits at least 1 hour before or 1 hour after any other foods. Best fruits include apples, bananas, pears, pineapples, and kiwis.”

7. Water

“Clean water is a vital nutrient. Without it  your organs and body chemistry will not work properly. You can live for up to several weeks without food (depending on your starting weight and health), but you will only live about 48 hours without water. It’s THAT important!

“In order for your body to be able to heal, repair, regenerate, detoxify, and optimize your health, you need to drink at least a halfounce of water for every pound of your body weight every 24 hours.”