When I started this blog four years ago, it was everything about healthy/=plant based nutrition and healthy living. Later I concentrated more on (healthy) lifestyle as you, dear readers, liked the diversity, there were suddenly more topics to speak about and more photos to show. But the intention has always stayed the same, the idea behind has advanced day by day: what started with tips for a healthy diet – drink smoothies, eat raw fruits, salads and vegetables, the greener the healthier! -, continued with the advice to laugh, to relax, to spend much time in nature, to practice sport and to enjoy the beauty in every day´s life. All this helps to stay young, fit and healthy.

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Then came professor Frank Madeo (s. photo below) into my life who had discovered something new, a human biology customized diet by questioning himself/ourselves: What do we eat and how often? Can what we eat affect our health and life span? The German-Italian scientist is professor of cell biology and microbiology and one of the best researchers in the field of aging and age-related diseases worldwide. One of his greatest discoveries is the possibility to extend the life span by a substance called spermidine.


You will certainly guess where spermidine is in … yes? no? Answer: it is everywhere in the body. It is in men´s bodies, reducing itself during lifetime, and it is in women´s bodies too where it is better kept. This is the reason why women live longer! Isn´t this a phenomenal finding? Now you will surely want to know how and where to get spermidine to live longer and to become younger. Funny thing, natural spermidine is in plants too! And the winners are: soybeans, miso, mushrooms, peas, lentils, pears, broccoli, wheatgerm, cauliflower, leafy greens, potatoes and aged cheese. By the way, the most spermidine is in natto, a traditional Japanese food made from soybeans that have been fermented. Unfortunately it is considered inedible for Non-Japanese for its powerful smell, strong flavor and sticky, slimy texture.


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