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The Best Breakfast for Longevity

Today's newsletter brings to the forefront the dietary secrets of Nicoya's centenarians, a call for a transformative longevity mindset in the workplace, and the latest insights into supplements for a healthier, longer life. As we explore these varied yet interconnected realms, we aim to provide you with a comprehensive view of how longevity can be embraced and enhanced in different aspects of our lives. 
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Welcome to the latest edition of Longr Reads, where we delve into the fascinating intersections of longevity, from traditional diets and workplace evolution to nutritional supplementation. 

Today’s newsletter brings to the forefront the dietary secrets of Nicoya’s centenarians, a call for a transformative longevity mindset in the workplace, and the latest insights into supplements for a healthier, longer life. As we explore these varied yet interconnected realms, we aim to provide you with a comprehensive view of how longevity can be embraced and enhanced in different aspects of our lives. 

Join us on this enlightening journey as we uncover the multifaceted strategies that contribute to extending our healthspan and enriching the quality of our lives.

What’s for breakfast?..


The Best Breakfast for Longevity (CNBC)

In Nicoya, Costa Rica, longevity researcher Dan Buettner discovered a breakfast that’s a staple in the diets of centenarians. 

This meal consists of nixtamal tortillas and gallo pinto. The tortillas, made from corn dough mixed with wood ash, are rich in niacin and essential amino acids, enhancing nutrient absorption. Gallo pinto, a combination of beans and rice, provides a complete protein, vital for sustenance. The black beans, packed with anthocyanins and folates, contribute to colon health, blood pressure regulation, and insulin control. 

This breakfast, reflecting a traditional diet, underscores the importance of whole grains, complex carbohydrates, and plant-based proteins in promoting longevity. It’s a testament to how simple, nutrient-rich meals can play a significant role in extending healthy life years.

The 5 Longevity Supplements Recommended by Scientists  (Business Insider)

As we age, the body’s nutrient absorption declines, making supplementation necessary for some. Five key supplements recommended by scientists include Vitamin D, Fish Oil, NAD+ boosters (like NR), Fisetin, and Magnesium. 

Vitamin D is crucial for bone density and is often supplemented in winter due to reduced sunlight exposure. Fish Oil, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, supports heart health and has anti-inflammatory properties. NAD+ boosters are important for energy production, tissue health, and DNA repair. Fisetin, found in strawberries, fights inflammation and may help clear out aging cells. Magnesium is vital for muscle, bone, nerve health, and maintaining blood pressure. 

These supplements, tailored to individual needs, can play a significant role in promoting longevity, especially when combined with a balanced diet and exercise regimen.

3 Urgent Reasons Employers Must Pivot to Longevity Mindset (Forbes)

Sheila Callaham highlights the urgent need for employers to adopt a longevity mindset. As global longevity increases, traditional concepts of retirement are becoming outdated. 

Employers are encouraged to see aging as an aspect of diversity, offering career flexibility and continuous development opportunities. This approach not only enriches the workplace with a diverse range of experiences but also aligns with the evolving needs of an aging workforce. 

Embracing longevity means rethinking talent management to support employees through extended careers, potentially spanning 60 years or more.


In this edition of Longr Reads, we have journeyed through the rich culinary traditions of Nicoya, Costa Rica, the evolving landscape of the modern workplace, and the scientific frontiers of nutritional supplements. 

Each story highlights a crucial aspect of longevity – from the role of diet in extending our healthspan to the importance of adapting workplace cultures for an aging population, and the potential of targeted supplements in enhancing our well-being. These diverse perspectives offer a holistic view of longevity, emphasizing the need for a multifaceted approach in our quest for a longer, healthier life. 

As we continue to explore and understand the various elements that contribute to longevity, we are reminded of the endless possibilities that lie ahead in this ever-evolving field.

Until next time,

The Longr Reads Team


“The greatest wealth is health. As long as you have this wealth of health, you will be rich in the most important ways, no matter what happens in life.”

Virgil


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