posted on May, 8 2006 @ 09:59 PM
Several months ago, National Geographic did a study on a few populations which consistently produce long-lived individuals. A couple examples were the
Okinawans and Sardinians (I believe it was Sardinia, perhaps a neighboring island). Both cultures stress diets high in protein, but still balanced
with fresh fruits and vegetables, tempered with a good daily dose of exercise. Most of the people interviewed also stayed in close contact with
family and friends, a seemingly integral part of long mental health. A very interesting read, definitely. Perhaps you should check it out.
It seems to me, despite my lack of personal experience with the FDA, that from what I hear, the FDA is pretty much dead on. A balanced diet high in
fruits and veggies, low in fats and oil, combined with exercise, would seem to agree with scientific research in longevity currently out there.