Death rates and cancer rates were 36 percent and 22 percent, respectively, lower. When Ellsworth Wareham was in his nineties, he decided that his house in Loma Linda, California — a beautiful city 60 miles east of Los Angeles, Spanish for “lovely hill” — needed a new fence. Beyond their conservative lifestyle and commitment to faith — research shows that attending religious services regularly is associated with greater longevity and happiness — there is also the matter of what they eat, which is a mostly Mediterranean diet. Their physical health is not the only thing outpacing that of regular Americans. Like other Americans, Adventists often find themselves eating lunch at school, at work, or on the go. To play it on the safest side, look for wild-caught Alaska salmon, which contains the least contaminants and the most omega-3 fatty acid—rich oils. When researcher, author and explorer Dan Buettner was first developing the concept of the Blue Zones the five regions in the world where people live the longest, he realized he was missing one thing: a city in the U. The Adventist Health Study, which involved more than 96, Adventists, look at links between diet, disease and lifestyle. Its high-fiber content makes it filling, and nuts and dried fruits can add fiber, flavor, and variety.
Follow better. Follow today. Adventists use real soy milk not the sweetened, flavored variety as a topping for breakfast cereals, a whitener for herbal teas, and an all-around healthy alternative to dairy. Some Adventists are vegan, excluding all animal products from their diets. Andreasen George Vandeman H. Adventists women who consumed tomatoes at least 3 or 4 times a week reduced their chance of getting ovarian cancer by 70 percent over those who ate tomatoes less often. It began in and is still being conducted. In an attempt to “reverse engineer longevity,” Dan Buettner has spent years researching the parts of the world where people live much longer than average. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file.
Seventh-Day Adventists have a lower cancer risk and a longer life expectancy than the general US population, a new study suggests. Similar results were found when they compared black Adventists to the black general population. Death rates and cancer rates were 36 percent and 22 percent, respectively, lower. The team, from Loma Linda University, in California, says Seventh-Day Adventists have created one of the world’s five ‘Blue Zones’ – geographic areas with low rates of chronic disease and home to some of the world’s oldest people. Loma Linda is one of five ‘Blue Zones’, small pockets around the world where people tend to live well into their 90s and even their s, which includes towns in Costa Rica, Greece, Italy and Bhutan. Health is central to the Adventists’ faith and they have strict rules on diet, exercise and rest. Adventists typically avoid meat and dairy products and follow a ‘biblical diet’, or the way that those who lived thousands of years ago ate. It’s a vegetarian diet consisting of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Their go-to-snack is nuts.