Diet

One of the easiest ways to start living forever is eating healthy. Most of the top killers have a lifestyle factor which means you can reduce the probability of early death by eating right. With current technology a healthy diet won't put off death indefinitely, but remember, you're just trying to delay it until medical technology catches up - it will then remove the risk entirely from the big killers, radically slow down the ageing process and then eventually reverse it.

Eating well can add a little bit more to your weekly shop but not only will it increase your chances of living forever you'll also feel more alert and energetic in the meantime.

There's always going to be some pain (shall we call it investment instead?) to live forever - but its only short term. Even if that short-term is 50 years that's nothing compared to the extra centuries or millennia you could achieve - those decades of salads and low fat meals will quickly be forgotten about. And if we still need food in a thousand years time I'm sure you'll be able to eat whatever you want (donuts 24/7 if thats what you crave) and our built-in nanobots will sort out all the ill effects for you.

Resources

NutritionFacts.org - http://nutritionfacts.org/
Non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Michael Greger, MD, FACLM

Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) - https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/scientific-advisory-committee-on-nutrition
SACN advises on nutrition and related health matters. It advises Public Health England and other UK government organisations.

Eatwell Guide - NHS - http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/the-eatwell-guide.aspx
Shows how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet.

Recent News

Soylent meal replacement gets UK launch

BBC - 18-Sep-2018

Soylent will launch in the UK on 20th September 2018. Change to formula to comply with British regulations. 7 ingredients replaced, some mineral & vitamin content adjusted. Rebranded to replace "food voids" rather than a meal replacement. Tastes slightly chalky with a hint of porridge. 400 calorie drink's main ingredient is genetically modified soya protein. Will be sold in ready-to-drink form via Amazon at £39.99 for 12 bottles. Soylent was largest crowd-funded food project when launched in 2013.

Lorcaserin safe but only modestly effective

NHS - 28-Aug-2018

Lorcaserin did not increase risk of heart attack or stroke. Drug can be prescribed in US but is not approved in Europe. Average weight loss was 4.2kg compared to 1.4kg for placebo. Combined treatment plan also included dietary changes and exercise. Randomised controlled trial of 12,000 overweight & obese people.

Low-carb diet could shorten life by 4 years

BBC - 17-Aug-2018

Moderate carbohydrates consumption is healthiest option. Moderate means getting 50-55% of your energy from carbohydrates. Slightly lower risk of death compared to low and high-carb diets. Low-carb diets include Atkins and ketogenic diets. Carbs include bread, rice & potatoes as well as fruit & vegetables. Best to get protein and fats from plant-based sources. Based on US study of fifteen thousand people over 25 years.