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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

The Healthiest Old Person on the Planet Explains How to Stay in Shape.


96 year old Charles Eugster

What do you eat to stay in shape?

Variety is key. I start every day with a protein shake because, as you get older, your protein synthesis no longer functions as well. I avoid sugar and eat lots of meat, especially fat. I've been on a fat trip lately. Fat! Piles of fat. Yet, I was in a supermarket the other day and was perplexed to find yogurt with zero fat. What on earth is that? The idea of the nutrition pyramid where, at the top, is a little fat and meat, and at the bottom a lot of carbohydrates, is, excuse me, bullshit. Humans are so unbelievably stupid that we have begun to tinker with food. Our theories of nutrition have resulted in a pandemic of obesity. Can you imagine a hunter-gatherer enjoying a low-fat yogurt? Let me tell you this, too: I read a report recently which said that a fatty diet also increases your libido.

More on this story here.

Eddie

13 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

I don't think a fatty diet is good for you. Exercise is what you need.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Bob

Why do you think without dietary fats and protein we die, but there is no such thing as an essential carb. These are facts. Since people ate less fat and more carbs, the epidemics of obesity and type two diabetes have sky-rocketed.

T2 used to be an old man's disease, now kids are going down with it.

Regards Eddie

David Gascoigne said...

I might have to take this advice!

Adam said...

most yogurt today has no taste. Like watered down gooey milk that was dipped in some kind of pile of berries

Anonymous said...

The longest lived populations on earth (Google them) do not eat anywhere near a low carb diet. The top marathon runners likewise (Kenyan,Ethiopian). Using this gentleman to make a point seems at odds with the point being made.

Lowcarb team member said...

Anon said

"The longest lived populations on earth (Google them) do not eat anywhere near a low carb diet. The top marathon runners likewise (Kenyan,Ethiopian).

This is interesting re marathon runners.

The article, “Increased Coronary Artery Plaque Volume Among Male Marathon Runners,” was authored by a large group of contributors including the father/son cardiologists Robert and Jonathan Schwartz; cardiologist James O’Keefe, perhaps the leading voice in the excessive exercise movement; and Runner’s World “sports doc” William Roberts, who has been reporting on marathon-race fatalities for several decades.

The “artery plaque” paper investigated 50 men (average age 59) who had run at least one marathon a year for 25 years vs. a sedentary control group (average age 55). The marathoners had significantly lower weight, BMI, hypertension, lipids, diabetes, and resting heart rates. In fact, none of the 50 marathoners had diabetes vs. 17 percent of the sedentary men. The marathoners also had significantly higher HDL cholesterol levels. All good so far.

But, “Male marathon runners however had paradoxically increased total plaque volume, calcified plaque volume, and non-calcified plaque volume.” The non-calcified plaque is a particularly troublesome finding, since this is the kind of softer cholesterol deposit that can become dislodged from the artery wall, and cause a heart attack or stroke.

More here http://www.runnersworld.com/newswire/heart-risk-marathoners-have-larger-plaques-in-arteries

Regards Eddie

Denise inVA said...

Another very interesting article. This gentleman is impressive.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

This is my first time visiting here, Eddie. The article is quite interesting. I'll be looking around your blog. ♥

Lorna said...

I'm not sure on the fat, good fats maybe, but the bad saturated ones not so much, but if it works for him, that's amazing. He looks fantastic for 96!

Raindrops of Sapphire

Margaret-whiteangel said...

He is indeed a lucky man to be so well to begin with.

Debbie said...

and the theories go on. i do like the general "variety" of eating, he sure is doing something right!!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Wow, 96......he looks great! Yes, there's just way too much sugar in the American diet.

~Sheri

Kezzie said...

Quite often I will choose to eat a meal with just protein and veg, e.g. fish cake and 4 types of veg but I've eaten a lot of pasta a.d noodles this week!Eek!!