There are many hypotheses about the mechanisms of human aging. Recently, German scientists have discovered a special gene FOX O, which is responsible for longevity. Such a gene has been found in freshwater hydra, which has a very long life. This means that it is theoretically possible to change its activity and control it. And, although scientists around the world are working on this problem, currently the average human life expectancy is only 70 years.

For comparison, for a long time, the oldest person on earth was considered the Frenchwoman Jeanne-Louise Calment. She died when she was 122 years old. If we consider individual organs, then the human brain is designed, for example, for 200 years.


What does longevity depend on?


Already today, it is safe to say that life expectancy depends by 30 percent on genetic predisposition and 70 percent on lifestyle, that is, sleep, physical activity, profession, and nutrition. The famous physician Hippocrates, who laid the foundations of medicine, lived to be 100 years old. He owns the famous saying: "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are sick with."


With the help of a properly selected food ration, you can really extend your life for several decades, or rather, remove the reasons that shorten it.

It's no secret that there are corners in the world where people live longer than the average life expectancy, and it is more than possible to meet a 90-year-old or 100-year-old person there. In Europe, the record holders for life expectancy are the Mediterranean countries - Italy, Spain, and Greece, the south of France. And there is even such a thing as the Mediterranean diet, although you cannot call it a diet. It is composed of the nutritional guidelines followed by the inhabitants of the Mediterranean coast.


Thus, the Mediterranean diet is the lifestyle of southern Europeans. Studies conducted by British scientists have shown that such a diet reduces the risk of heart disease by 33 percent, and cancer by 24 percent. Also, they are less likely to have diabetes, obesity, and Alzheimer's disease.


Typical Mediterranean foods


The main products of the Mediterranean are fresh vegetables: tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, eggplant, cauliflower, broccoli. Such products help not only maintain health but also improve mood. To increase appetite and improve mood, nutritionists recommend that you always keep fresh vegetables on the dinner table, especially if there are children in the family. Vegetables, not candy, are the first things children should see when they enter the kitchen or dining room.


How many vegetables should you eat per day?


Scientists have calculated that if you eat five servings of vegetables a day, the risk of death is reduced by 29 percent. Vegetables are natural defenders against diseases and their consequences, as they contain antioxidants and vitamins that repair damaged cells.


Raw vegetables are a source of phytonutrients that protect against cancer and heart disease. Phytonutrients give vegetables their special color, for example, carotene is found in yellow vegetables and lycopene in red ones. Eating 400 grams of fresh vegetables can significantly lower cholesterol levels and prevent constipation because vegetables contain fiber, which is a natural source of fiber.


In most countries, vegetables such as raw carrots, beets, cabbage, radishes, and turnips are available at any time of the year, while in tropical and equatorial countries, most fresh vegetables and fruits are available year-round.


Tatapela for long-livers


Tatapela is a real find for those who want to stick to a healthy diet and, as a result, live a long life. No wonder, because Tatapela products are 100% organic and natural ingredients. Crushed fruits, vegetables, and berries are rich in vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber. They are air-dried naturally and therefore retain all their beneficial properties.

Tatapela products are healthy and do NOT contain added colors, preservatives, sweeteners or sugar, corn syrup, or palm oil. Some flavors are also gluten-free.


Tatapela products are vegan-friendly as they do not contain animal products. These are cruelty-free products as they contain only herbal ingredients.


Tatapela is very diverse. Thanks to the perfect combination of fruits/vegetables and nuts, it can be used both for preparing healthy foods such as salads, cereals or soups, or simply as a quick snack. Tatapela is great for those who are active and want to save time while eating healthy.


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