Foods The Longest-Living People Eat

Avocados are helpful in lowering cholesterol and contain 30% more potassium than bananas. Also help manage weight and decrease your risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes.


Beans are a staple in most Blue Zones and provide helpful amounts of fiber and other nutrients that help fight disease.


Garlic has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and is known to help prevent certain cancers, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases.


They actually help the Ikarians manage and prevent diabetes, while helping to keep blood pressure levels low as well.


Olive oil was found to help with weight management, help lower blood pressure, reduce risk of certain cancers, and contribute to your overall health with its anti-inflammatory properties.

Olive oil

Salmon and other fatty fish is commonly consumed by the Adventists in Loma Linda, even by those in the community that are plant-based.


Baking sourdough helps turn sugar and glucose into lactic acid. This process lowers the glycemic index, which means you'll stay full longer and your blood sugar won't spike.

Sourdough bread

Tomatoes contain lycopene, which is an antioxidant known for its anti-inflammatory properties, as well as its ability to help lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome.


This may be the best news you've heard all day. Yes, many Blue Zone regions consume daily glasses of red wine as a part of their healthy diet.