The food you eat on a daily basis can have a considerable impact on how gracefully you age. Many people are fairly mindful of the cholesterol and saturated fat-laden meals they should avoid to reduce their risk of heart disease, stroke and other potentially life-threatening ailments, but they may not be as familiar with the items they should consume to promote their overall aging longevity.

Recently, famed anti-aging doctor Dr. Mao Shing Ni (best known as Dr. Mao) shared a few of these foods in a new cookbook. According to a recent column from the Santa Monica Mirror – in which Dr. Mao is regularly featured – the alternative medicine specialist compiled years of data regarding the diets of people who lived well into their 80s, 90s and beyond to find out if there were any commonalities between certain foods and a long, healthy life span.

"During my 25 years of studying centenarians, I discovered that the same 10 foods kept recurring again and again in the diets of long-living individuals," he explained.

One somewhat unconventional food item that came up again and again was seaweed. This plant may sound unappealing, but it is actually making considerable headway in the culinary world and has grown increasingly popular in the average American household too. This vegetation is rich in vitamins and minerals and has been shown to counteract everything from high blood pressure to weight gain.

Dr. Mao notes that this plant also contains trace elements that can no longer be derived from land plants, and is available in over 20 different forms that can be included in your diet.

If you live in Houston and want to learn more about the dietary choices that can enhance your health, as well as other anti-aging treatments like hormone replacement therapy, contact the specialists at Longevity Centres of America today.