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What To Eat (And Not Eat) To Live Past 100

How A Longevity Expert Eats To Increase His Lifespan

Sergey Young is a longevity expert and the founder of the Longevity Vision Fund.

His personal eating routine and techniques for prolonging his lifespan are legendary given that his personal mission is to live to 200 years old.

Find out right now what Young eats and does for better longevity:

1. It’s all about plants.

“Lifehack number one for me was a better focus on plants,” Young states. After only six months of being on a plant-based—plus some supplements and routines—he was able to reduce his cholesterol by 25%. This change caused him to understand just how powerful this eating change can be: “Your body has an amazing ability to heal itself,” he says.

Research supports this change: In a study of over 10,000 people, following a plant-based diet was linked with better cardio health. Also, people who live within the Blue Zones (which are the areas of the world where people have very long lives) rely on plant-based foods filled with beans, vegetables, and whole grains.

2. Meat and fish.

Young likes a mostly plant-based diet, but he does still eat meat or fish around once every two weeks. His best tip for this: “I’m always reviewing the sources,” he says. Meaning: grass-fed and wild. Of course, finding these sustainably grass-fed meat and caught fish is not always the easiest option—but if you are able, Young suggests looking for these healthier ways getting animal products.

3. Intermittent fasting.

On top of what he eats, an important part of his longevity technique is what (or rather, when) he does not eat: No surprise, Young is a big fan of fasting. Intermittent fasting has been proven to prolong the lifespan of animals; a new study from 2019 also discovered that people who kept to a time-restricted eating plan increased multiple genes linked with longevity.

“I fast each week from Monday evening to Wed. morning,” he says. This is an extreme 36 hour fast, and it is not the only fasting plan with benefits. “You must listen to your body and talk with your doctor,” Young says.

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