Interesting facts about longevity

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Japan has the longest life expectancy in the world. Yet people in the Okinawan Islands in southern Japan enjoy even longer and healthier lives than the average Japanese.

Their diet secret?

Lots of grains, vegetables, soy, and fish less meat, poultry, and dairy. There is however, no scientific basis to the suggestion by some supplement manufacturers that “coral calcium” is the secret of the Okinawans longevity.

Various studies of Mormons, Seventh Day Adventists and  Trappist monks all –  people who follow a vegetarian diet and engage in a prudent lifestyle also show that they enjoy increased life expectancy.

North Americans also seem to be doing something right since they are healthier than they were two decades ago. People over age 85 are one of the fastest growing segments of the population proving, that today you can live longer and healthier if you practice good health habits.

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