Nowadays, healthy eating is a priority for many when it comes to longevity. We asked ourselves what foods really keep us healthy and looked at the centenarians’ menu. The results are surprising.
Long life: this is what the oldest people in the US eat
1. Adele Dunlap, who is considered to be the oldest resident of the USA and who lived to be 114 years old, had a diet mainly on muesli with nuts and fruits. She also loved martinis.
2. Agnes Fenton, who died in 2017 at the age of 112, had bacon, sausage and bread with butter for breakfast almost every day. She was also fond of beer and had drunk two to three glasses a day until her death.
3. Tao Porchon Lynch is 100 years old and is the oldest yoga teacher in the world. She doesn’t drink water, just tea and wine.
Long life: the oldest man in Israel reveals his menu
3. Yisrael Kristal is the oldest man in the world at 113. He had survived the Holocaust and opened a pastry shop in his native Poland after the war. He loves herring and otherwise has a healthy diet.
Misao Okawa, who was the oldest woman in Japan until her death in 2015 at the age of 117, loved sushi and mackerel on a bed of rice. She had seasoned the rice with spicy vinegar while it was cooking.
Dharam Pal Singh, who claims he is 119 years old, goes jogging every day. He avoids coffee, tea, sugar, alcohol and butter. Instead, he eats seasonal fresh fruit and drinks at least one glass of milk a day.
Jeanne Calment smoked, drank a glass of red wine every day, loved sweets and had always skipped breakfast. Nevertheless, she turned 122 years old.
There are a total of five zones in the world where residents often live to be over 90 years old. In Italy: Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean, where people prepare their meals with olive oil. The island of Okinawa in Japan, where the inhabitants mainly eat vegetables and fish. Nicoya in Costa Rica, where red meat can be found on the menu. Icaria in Greece, where the people enjoy feta cheese, and the Seventh-day Adventist Church in California, USA.