The #1 Best Food to Eat to Live to 100, Science Says

Food is a large factor in living a long, healthy life, and many Americans are eating diets that are harmful to their overall health.

A study published in Circulation looked at participants who either fell under the category of a “Western” diet, which is heavy in red meat, processed foods, refined grains, and sugar, or a “Prudent” diet, which is mostly made up of legumes, vegetables, fruit, poultry, fish, and whole grains.

After an 18-year follow-up, researchers found that those who were adherent to the prudent diet saw a 17% decrease in total mortality risk a 28% lower risk of cardiovascular disease death.

The study also found that those on the Western diet had a 21% increase in total mortality and a 22% increase in cardiovascular disease mortality as well.

So, if diet plays a key role in how long we live, then which foods are the best

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Watch Michelle Obama Hilariously Attempt to Get Jimmy Kimmel’s Daughter Jane, 6, to Eat Vegetables

Michelle Obama is continuing her mission to get all children to eat healthy — no matter how stubborn they may be.

In an exclusive clip of Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the former First Lady, 57, tries to convince host Jimmy Kimmel‘s 6-year-old daughter Jane to diversify her appetite and eat vegetables.

“So Jane, why don’t you like vegetables?” Obama, who was an advocate for healthy eating during her eight years in the White House, asks Jane.

“‘Cause,” Jane says in hesitation while sitting beside her dad, “I don’t really like to try new things.”

Obama then says she can relate to Jane’s distaste for vegetables as a child.

“I know, I was like that when I was your age,” the mom of two says. “But here’s what I learned: If you try something new, just try it, that you open up your taste buds and then you’ll like

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Eat Beans to Lose Weight and Live Longer, Expert Says

A guiding light for many aspiring healthy eaters is the world’s Blue Zones, the small, outlier regions on the planet where people live much longer than expected lifespans. I’m talking about far-flung places like the Barbagia region of Sardinia, Italy; Ikaria, Greece; the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica; and Okinawa, Japan, where women live the longest lifespans in the known world.

According to a new CNBC article by Dan Buettner, a National Geographic Fellow, longevity researcher, and author of The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, there are several general dieting rules that basically all of these healthy people adhere to. They eat a ton of whole foods, for instance. They also eat lots of plants (upwards of 90%), plenty of olive oil, not too much meat or fish, and rarely any sugar. They consume plenty of water. But there’s a

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