Did you know that there are more than 50,000 centenarians (people who are 100 years and older) living in the U.S. and the number is growing? With more people living longer, it’s impossible not to be curious about the cause. While genetics play a role in longevity, more and more people wonder if a centenarian diet may be a significant factor.
Here are some interesting highlights
- While there are over 50,000 centenarians living in the U.S., there are just over 60 supercentenarians.
- The U.N. estimates that by 2050 there will be over 4.1 million centenarians worldwide.
- The largest concentrations of centenarians are found in Canada, Ecuador, the Caribbean, Italy, and Japan.
- Women make up 81% of those 100+ years old.
While there isn’t anyone diet that will help you live past 100, centurion diets do have some commonalities. Here’s a look at how a centenarian diet compares with the typical American’s.
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