Have you ever heard the term “blue zone”? It refers to a few places on Earth where a large number of locals live to be a hundred years old or older. Lifespan and even healthspan are influenced by many different factors ranging from genetics, to physical activity, social factors, and diet. In this episode – we explore a special citrus species consumed in the traditional diet of Okinawa, which happens to be rich in compounds known as polymethoxy flavonoids, which may have some health boosting effects. I speak with Dr. Lukasz Ciesla to learn more about the impact of these compounds on measures of resilience, and what this may mean for healthy aging.
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