Food & nutrition

The food we eat, how often we eat it and when we eat can impact our physical and mental health. Our diet is often correlated to our weight and appearance, but more importantly our food choices can effect our mood, longevity and health span.

How does food influence longevity?


How does food influence longevity?

What you eat has through many studies shown a correlation to a longer and healthier life, whether that is through studying areas with more older people than average (blue zones)or looking at early deaths through obesity the impact of food has never been more certain. Ways we have seen a food/longevity correlation.


Recommended diets for longevity

By looking at those people who live longer and healthier, scientists have come to some conclusions about what will contribute to a better later life. View diets and their pros and cons.


Why you need to be sceptical about food claims?

Every day a new story comes out about the next superfood; what can you believe? To evaluate the claim find out what type of study it is, has there been evidence seen in humans and are there other factors that could have skewed the results. Evaluating food studies.

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Gut Biome

It is a complex ecosystem of trillions of different microorganisms and their collective genomes. Your gut biome has been proven to impact your mental state and visa versa.


Naturally occurring compounds found in plants, believed to have many health benefits.

Longitudinal studies

These are studies done over a long period of tim usually over 10 years, and give a better indication on health and longevity benefits.


The study of how changes in environment and activities can change how genes work, that do not involve alterations in the DNA sequence.


People who have lived to over 100 years old.

Blue zones

These are geographical areas where a high proportion of people live to 100 or above. The areas are; Sardinia in Italy, Ikaria in Greece, Loma Linda in California, Okinawa in Japan, Nicoya in Costa Rica.

MIND diet

Combination of the DASH diet and Mediterranean diet, specifically created to help with mind related diseases.

DASH diet

This stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, which is aimed at controlling blood pressure.

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