The Daily Dozen of Dietary Go-Tos for Longevity Doctor

February 28, 2024 at 7:36 p.m.

Dr. Michael Greger is a physician, best-selling author and international lecturer. He is a proponent of a nutritional approach to optimal health. He has dedicated his career to studying how lifestyle choices can help us live longer., a science-based nonprofit organization launched by Dr. Greger presents consumers and their physicians with the latest in peer-reviewed nutrition and health research in a way that is easy to understand. 

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Dr. Greger eats a whole-food plant-based diet and takes daily supplements, including vitamins D, B12, and algae-based DHA. He also makes his own supplement that includes turmeric, black cumin, ground ginger and amla (dried gooseberry powder). 

"These are whole foods. Their not really supplements," said Dr. Greger. They contain antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and help with digestion. 

To achieve maximum dietary support per day, Dr. Greger recommends three servings of legumes, one serving of berries, three servings of other fruits, one serving of cruciferous vegetables, two servings of greens, two servings of other veggies, one serving of flaxseeds, one serving of nuts and seeds, one serving of herbs and spices, three servings of whole grains, five servings of beverages, and one serving of exercise (90 minutes at moderate intensity of 40 minutes of vigorous activity). 


Dr. Greger goes on to say that while the list looks intimidating, you you can combine several servings of various types into one meal (think big, mixed green salad with red bell peppers, sprinkled with flax, walnuts and goji berries. "Enjoy it with a glass of water and fruit for dessert, and you could wipe out nearly half your daily check boxes in one meal." 

Read more about Dr. Greger's Daily Dozen, along with his "Daily Dozen Challenge" at this link:
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