According to the video: In the United States the average woman will live to be 79 years old, while the average man will live to be 73. The Physicians Committee has created “The Exam Room Live” podcast to help people live well beyond that age. Host Chuck Carroll interviews Dr. Neil Barnard on the secrets to longevity. Dr. Barnard has been advocating for a plant-based diet for many years. The Today Show recently published an article on four healthy eating patterns associated with a lower risk of death: vegetarian, pescetarian, flexitarian, and Mediterranean.
Dr. Barnard explains that the diet one chooses can add years to their life or take them away. He emphasizes the importance of eating a plant-based diet, which includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. Plant-based diets have been linked to a lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. Additionally, plant-based diets can reduce inflammation and improve overall health. Dr. Barnard also recommends avoiding processed foods, eating organic when possible, and limiting added sugars.
Dr. Barnard believes that the key to longevity is to focus on eating a healthy, balanced diet that is rich in plant-based foods. He also recommends exercising regularly and managing stress levels. By following these simple steps, one can increase their chances of living a long and healthy life.
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