Thursday, August 27, 2009


Some of the healthiest foods on earth

We have heard it many times before: If you want to enjoy good health and long life, eat right, exercise and have a purpose for living. But unless and until this knowledge translates into action, it’s just mere words occupying space in the mind.

With so many longevity diets around, from the Okinawa Diet to the Mediterranean Diet, it is hard to know which one to adopt. One thing that is clear and common to almost all healthy diets is the importance placed on fruits, vegetables, fish and exercise (let’s call it the FVFE regime).

I recently came across yet another recipe for longevity that supports the FVFE regime.
“No pills, not even aspirin, and certainly no supplements ever enter my mouth -- everything I need comes from my fish-vegetarian diet,” says David H. Murdock, 86, Chairman and owner of Dole Food Company, the world’s largest producer and marketer of fresh fruit and vegetables.

David Murdock, as featured on Oprah

This gentleman is on a mission to share nutrition knowledge with others, so they can live more vital, active, satisfying lives. His blog article featured in the Huffington Post makes for highly recommended reading. He shares a list of 33 of the Healthiest Foods on Earth and what they do for our health.

This list is backed by research carried out at the North Carolina Research Campus to study the 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.
Click here to read about the Morning Banana Diet

My chief grouse is that the prices of fruits and vegetables have skyrocketed. Bananas used to be RM2-3 a bunch. Now they are sold for twice that price at the supermarket. Eating healthy for a family of five may well mean eating into the wallet.
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