A Recipe For Longevity: 33 Of The Healthiest Fruits And Vegetables On Earth

This is a great article about a diet and a lifestyle of David H.Murdock, who has been featured on Oprah’s show about longevity. He is 86 years old and this is his story.

Is it possible to live to 125 or maybe 150? It’s certainly a possibility, as discussed on Oprah Winfrey’s recent show on longevity. She visited me at my farm to learn how, at 86, I am enjoying the robust health, energy, and mental creativity of someone many decades younger. My secret: large quantities of fruit and vegetables, plus an hour of daily exercise.

No pills, not even aspirin, and certainly no supplements ever enter my mouth — everything I need comes from my fish-vegetarian diet, which incorporates 30-40 different kinds of fruit and vegetables every week.

By eating many fruits and vegetables in place of fast food and junk food, people could avoid obesity. Obesity accelerates aging even faster than smoking, according to scientific research.

We created the North Carolina Research Campus to study the health benefits of fruits and vegetables. It is the only campus in the world encompassing eight universities all working together for the benefit of health and longevity. These include Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill, NC State University, UNC Charlotte, North Carolina Central University, NC A&T State University, UNC Greensboro and Appalachian State University. We’ve gathered a comprehensive array of famous scientists and scientific equipment under one roof, including a two-story, 950 megahertz, 8-ton superconducting magnet. It is the largest and most powerful magnet in the world and will help us look at both plant and human cells at the most minute level. We are constantly doing research on all fruit and vegetables, including the ones listed below, which are the mainstay of my diet.

The Healthiest Foods on Earth

PineappleSpeeds post-surgeryPromotes joint healthReduces asthma inflammation
BlueberriesRestore antioxidant levelsReverse age-related brain declinePrevent urinary tract infection
SpinachHelps maintain mental sharpnessReduces the risk of cancers of the liver, ovaries, colon and
prostate
Top nutrient density
Red Bell
Pepper
Reduces risk of lung, prostate, ovarian and cervical cancerProtects against sunburnPromotes heart health
BroccoliReduces diabetic damageLowers risk of prostate, bladder, colon, pancreatic, gastric
and breast cancer
Protects the brain in event of injury
TomatoReduces inflammationLowers risk of developing esophageal, stomach, colorectal,
lung and pancreatic cancer
Reduces cardiovascular disease risk
AppleSupports immunityFights lung and prostate cancerLowers Alzheimer’s risk
ArtichokeHelps blood clottingAntioxidant SuperfoodLowers “bad” cholesterol
ArugulaLowers birth defect riskReduces fracture riskProtects eye health
AsparagusNourishes good gut bacteriaProtects against birth defectsPromotes heart health
AvocadoLimits
liver damage
Reduces oral cancer riskLowers cholesterol levels
BlackberriesBuild bone densitySuppress
appetite
Enhance fat burning
Butternut
Squash
Supports night visionCombats wrinklesPromotes heart health
CantaloupeBolsters immunityProtects skin against sunburnReduces inflammation
CarrotAntioxidants defend DNAFights cataractsProtects against some cancers
CauliflowerStimulates
detoxification
Suppresses
breast cancer cell growth
Defends against prostate cancer
CherriesAlleviate arthritic pain and goutLower “bad” cholesterolReduce inflammation
CranberriesAlleviate prostate painFight lung, colon and leukemia cancer cellsPrevent urinary tract infection
Green
Cabbage
Promotes healthy blood clottingReduces risk of prostate, colon, breast and ovarian cancersActivates the body’s natural detoxification systems
KaleCounters harmful estrogens that can feed cancerProtects eyes against sun damage and cataractsIncreases bone density
KiwiCombats wrinklesLowers blood clot risk and reduces blood lipidsCounters constipation
MangoSupports immunityLowers “bad” cholesterolRegulates homocysteine to protect arteries
MushroomsPromote natural detoxificationReduce the risk of colon and prostate cancerLower blood pressure
OrangeReduces levels of “bad” cholesterolLowers risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, breast and
stomach, and childhood leukemia
Pectin suppresses appetite
PapayaEnzymes aid digestionReduces risk of lung cancerEnhances fat burning
Plums
& Prunes
Counter constipationAntioxidants defend against DNA damageProtects against post-menopausal bone loss
PomegranateEnhances sunscreen protectionLowers “bad” cholesterolFights prostate cancer
PumpkinProtects joints against polyarthritisLowers lung and prostate cancer riskReduces inflammation
RaspberriesInhibit growth of oral, breast, colon and prostate cancersAntioxidant DNA defenseLower “bad” cholesterol levels
StrawberriesProtect against Alzheimer’sReduce “bad” cholesterolSuppress growth of colon, prostate and oral cancer
Sweet
Potato
Reduces stroke riskLowers cancer riskProtect against blindness
WatermelonSupports male fertilityReduces risk of several cancers: prostate, ovarian, cervical,
oral and pharyngeal
Protects skin against sunburn
BananaIncreases
Fat Burning
Lowers risk of colorectal and kidney cancer, leukemiaReduces asthmas symptoms in children

One of my missions in life is to share this kind of knowledge with others, so they can live more vital, active, satisfying lives.

Found at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-h-murdock/a-recipe-for-longevity_b_205355.html

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