4 Morning Habits of the Longest-Living People in the World

3. Don’t skip a healthy breakfast


Unsurprisingly, a nutritious diet is essential to living to 100. Buettner argues a plant-based or Mediterranean diet can help fuel a long, healthy life. This includes the most important meal of the day: breakfast.

One 105-year-old woman from Loma Linda, California, swears on a hearty bowl of slow-cooked oatmeal. It’s a quick breakfast recipe with fiber-rich dates, healthy walnuts, and protein-rich soy milk. A “prune juice shooter” helps start things rolling while lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, adds Buettner.