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Dec 06

WEIRD NEWS WEDNESDAY:HOW TO LIVE TO 100 IN 8 SIMPLE STEPS

100-candles WEIRD NEWS WEDNESDAY—CUT DOWN ON SUGAR AND USE VIRGIN OLIVE OIL TO LIVE LONGER—

British Cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra – who describes himself as a former sugar addict – has spent years studying the reasons behind rocketing rates of heart disease and obesity in Britain.

Key to his research were residents of the village of Pioppi, in Southern Italy, where diabetes is unheard of and many live to over the age of 100.

After studying the residents of the Italian village,, Dr Malhotra found it was their lifestyle that gave them many years of extra life.

Diet was a key factor as was lack of stress, seven hours of sleep a night and eating sugar just once a week.

 

Dr Malhotra added: “Healthy food needs to be made affordable. If you work a night shift – as I know – you are more likely to eat sugary processed food. So we need to get rid of vending machines full of chocolate bars and ban junk food in hospitals.”

Professor David Haslam, chairman of the National Obesity Forum, praised Dr Malhotra’s suggestions as “fearless” and said they raise important questions about the obesity epidemic in Britain today.

How to live to 100… in eight simple steps:

1 Eat your greens – no fewer than two portions of vegetables at least twice a day.

2 Eat 10 eggs a week because they fill you up and are rich in protein.

3 Take a handful of nuts – the original super food every day.

4 Eat a small portion of extra virgin olive oil every day.

5 Don’t be afraid of fat, but sugar and refined carbohydrates, like white bread, are the enemy.

6 Stop counting calories as they do not reflect nutritional value.

7 Keep active – walking is best and exercise should be for health not weight loss.

8 Once a week fast for 24 hours if possible.

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