what are the best things to eat to stay healthy and live long?


For maintaining health and achieving longevity, the emphasizes several dietary recommendations:

  • Eat minimally and non-processed foods as much as possible, focusing on food that wouldn't last long without refrigeration, such as fresh produce and whole grains 1.
  • Include diverse sources of fiber in your diet. A recent large meta-analysis suggests that for every 10-gram increase in fiber intake, there is a 10% reduction in the risk of mortality. Fiber is also beneficial for gut health and microbiome diversity, and it might protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer 2.
  • Avoid constant eating. Regular periods of hunger are more in line with animals that live the longest. The feeling of never being hungry is recent and detrimental, as it stresses the pancreas and disrupts insulin levels. Fasting and not eating all the time could lead to increased longevity 3.

    Minimally Processed Foods

    Andrew and Layne discuss the importance of focusing on minimally processed foods for health and longevity, and the potential pitfalls of highly processed foods. They also touch on the nuances of food processing and the importance of understanding the reasons behind the recommendations.

    Huberman Lab

    Dr Layne Norton: The Science of Eating for Health, Fat Loss & Lean Muscle | Huberman Lab Podcast #97

Incorporating these habits, such as eating whole foods, ensuring fiber intake, and allowing for periods of hunger, consistently aligns with evidence pointing toward a healthier lifespan.