Diet Of Japanese Longevity Expert Who Lived To 105

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    From the age of 65, Hinohara worked 18-hour days, seven days a week as a volunteer and "love[d] every minute of it," he told The Japan Times in 2009. In fact, he volunteered until the last few months before his death on July 18, 2017, according to The New York Times.​

    That's probably an important aspect too. There is research showing the importance of meaningful work. But I guess that's only possible if one is in good health already.
     
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    I agree with his sentiment of never needing to retire. I’ve always thought that the idea of not wanting to work is a symptom of poor health. There is pleasure in finding meaningful work, and such pleasures vitalize and give the body health!
     
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    Ive tried to work 18 hours a day 7 days a week can only manage 14/7 because I need to sleep 8-9 hours to recover and time to cook food.

    Maybe realising that retiring from being a doctor would lower him substantially in the social structure was enough to motivate him and keep him going.
     
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    "For breakfast he drank coffee, a glass of milk and some orange juice with a tablespoon of olive oil in it. "Olive oil is great for the arteries and keeps my skin healthy," he told The Japan Times."

    Despite the olive oil, that's a pretty Peaty breakfast lol.

    I replace olive oil with salt and some low fat cheese.
     
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    Peat says 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil is really safe :) as long as it's real olive oil. I has protective compounds too.
     
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    Sounds like a “liver flush” of sorts with OJ and OO
     
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    how do people generally live on such small amounts of food. even a dog would eat more
     
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    @cellboy haha :hilarious:

    ..at least he ate good foods. I wonder how much longer he would have lived if he didn't practice food restriction.
     
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    he ate a "bit of fish" and rice at dinner, or 100g of lean meat "twice a week."

    What strikes me about ALL these guys and gals who live a long time is this profound fact:

    They NEVER eat a variety. They are ALWAYS set in a routine with relatively few foods they enjoy regularly. They do not have a large and varied diet. That is my takeaway.
     
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    I'm feeling my best eating the same foods everyday

    Beef, potatoes, milk, cheese, coffee, orange juice, rice, eggs, white fish/shellfish and liver once a week.
     
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    Has probably been the norm until recently. Without transportation you're limited to what is seasonal and local, which probably isn't a lot of variety.
     
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    Yeah haha. But almost everyone around me eats almost nothing. Like two breads with nutella and some mcshit from mcdonalds and they‘re good.
     
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