Living longer without kale according to a longevity expert interviewed by the NY Times

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Living longer without kale according to a longevity expert interviewed by the NY Times

We exercise, live right, eat well according to what we are told and still, we are not as healthy as we think we should be.

It’s a fact that certain people who live in different towns in different countries live to 100 or more, without having to resort to a bunch of medications, exhaustive exercise regimens and kale which is not the best tasting green according to many of us who consume it.

What is the secret to a long life? Aside from the books about fad diets, and what should be good for us, the way we eat and the way we live has a lot do with how long we live and how healthy we are. Many authors tell us what is good for us, but these folks actually prove that their way of life keeps them healthier longer.

Check out this NY Times article

Dan Buettner and I were off to a good start. He approved of coffee.

“It’s one of the biggest sources of antioxidants in the American diet,” he said with chipper confidence, folding up his black Brompton bike.

As we walked through Greenwich Village, looking for a decent shot of joe to fuel an afternoon of shopping and cooking and talking about the enigma of longevity, he pointed out that the men and women of Icaria, a Greek island in the middle of the Aegean Sea, regularly slurp down two or three muddy cups a day.

This came as delightful news to me. Icaria has a key role in Mr. Buettner’s latest book, “The Blue Zones Solution,” which takes a deep dive into five places around the world where people have a beguiling habit of forgetting to die. In Icaria they stand a decent chance of living to see 100. Without coffee, I don’t see much point in making it to 50.

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