Issue 42: The longevity edition

Longevity is hotter than ever with billons of dollars funneled into anti-aging research each year. Can nutrition extend your healthy years?

Evidence to date suggests that the right nutrition can contribute to a long and healthy life however it's not the only factor that influences aging. Aging is far more complicated than that and appears to be impacted by everything from genetics to your social connections. 

That said, small dietary changes practiced consistently over time can make a difference. And this newsletter is all about the latest nutrition interventions for extending your lifespan.

Getting older is inevitable but there's a lot we can do ward-off chronic disease and maintain vitality as the birthdays go by. 

Here's to a long and healthy life, Elos!

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1. Does coffee contribute to a longer life? 

Emerging evidence suggests that coffee may help prevent various chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cognitive. However, the benefits (or lack thereof) may depend on your genetics. 

2. Why eating more fiber may extend your healthy years. 

Fiber does more than relieve constipation. Eating adequate fiber has been shown to improve blood sugar control, reduce heart disease risk, and protect against colon cancer - all of which contribute to life expectancy. 

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3. To fast or not to fast: Intermittent fasting for longevity.

Intermittent fasting (IF) is a popular trend, especially for weight control. And now, some research suggests that it may impact the biological processes underpinning aging. Find out if it's right for you in this article. 

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4.  Green tea: The ultimate longevity beverage. 

Studies show that those who drink at least 5 cups of green tea per day are 76% less likely to die compared to those who don't drink green tea. Read on to find out why green tea may extend your lifespan. 

5. Can calorie restriction reverse the aging process?

Caloric restriction is often used for weight loss, but a growing body of evidence suggests that it offers health benefits beyond the scale. Learn how eating enough but not too much can have anti-aging effects in this article.