World's oldest man Walter Breuning ate 2 meals a day!
Amazing. Makes me think that at times we get too wrapped up in micro-managing out diets. I doubt that Grok analyzed everything that he ate and likely this 114 year old man didn't either. If you know the basics as outlined in the PB, is all this angst over supplements, nutrients, etc needed? It is a bit like exercise, while you can go to school to learn the exact reason why your body gets stronger with exercise, you can get stronger by just doing it without that knowledge. It would be interesting to know this mans diet. Something tells me that throughout his life he didn't really put much stock into formal diets and studying things to the nth degree before putting it into his mouth. He just knew what was best and worked for him and did it.
Walter Breuning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Originally Posted by texas.grok
Around the age of 64, Breuning was diagnosed with colon cancer. It was successfully treated and did not return. Breuning didn't have any other health issues until he broke his hip at the age of 108. He spent eight days in the hospital and was totally healed in 21 days. Breuning attributed much of his longevity to his diet. Shortly after his wife died, Breuning started eating out at restaurants. Eventually, he stopped dining out, but he continued eating two meals a day. He ate a big breakfast and a hearty lunch but skipped an evening meal, snacking on fruit instead. Breuning consumed a lot of water plus a cup and a half of coffee with breakfast and one cup with lunch. He got up every day at 6:15 a.m. and had breakfast at 7:30 a.m. He then took a stroll around The Rainbow for exercise and could then be found sitting in the lobby chatting with fellow residents.
His weight was around the same for the last 50 years of his life (between 125-130lbs.). Because Breuning was 5'8", his body mass index was around 19. For years Breuning took a baby aspirin daily, but he eventually gave that up. In his later years he took no medication at all, stating that he didn't need it. Breuning believed another key to his longevity was keeping his mind and body active, not retiring until the age of 99 and until very recently doing calisthenics every morning. Though his vision didn't allow him to read anymore, Breuning kept his mind active by listening to the radio.
It looks like a diet of real food with some light exercise and walking.
This story reminded me about a Lewis Black routine, it is here with the part I'm talking about 4.50 minutes into the video. Funny stuff, warning. NSFW, bad words in abundance.
YouTube - Lewis Black on Broadway 4 of 6
Sometimes I think we over-think what is best for us.