These 7 Longevity Foods Are Key to Feeling 'Full and Energized,' Doctors Say

The doctors share the following foods: salmon, avocados, nuts, seeds, sweet potatoes, broccoli, dark leafy greens, and yogurt.

These 7 Longevity Foods Are Key to Feeling 'Full and Energized,' Doctors Say

Many people believe doctors are perfect.

How to eat

Our lives are hectic and we seldom, if ever take breaks. Many people work long hours without ever having a meal.

We need to have quick, high-quality options in order to avoid the temptation of buying peanut butter or crackers from cabinets that are usually reserved for patients.

Nutritional value


Here are seven longevity snacks that emergency physicians eat to stay healthy.

Healthy, satisfied and energized

all day:

  1. Nuts


High in protein

It is more sustainable than eating meat.

However, the calories and saturated fat can add up so be careful. Saturated fats can cause weight gain.

LDL cholesterol

(The type that contributes to

Heart disease and strokes


We avoid eating fried, salted, or candied nuts because they contain more oil, sugar, and salt than our bodies need.

  1. Hummus

Chickpeas are the main ingredient of hummus.

High in fiber

They are a good source of plant-based proteins. They are high in unsaturated fats which increase HDL levels (the healthy form of cholesterol).

Research has shown that adding it to your diet may help prevent certain diseases.

Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers


  1. Vegetables

Crudites are carrots, celery and small pieces of cauliflower or broccoli. These veggie options are great because they are small, crunchy, full of vitamins and fiber.

Sweet potatoes roasted in the oven are delicious, and they are also very filling.

  1. Avocados

Avocados are rich in several nutrients including monounsaturated fats and potassium.

Reduced risk of developing chronic diseases


These are delicious when they're topped with salt or lime juice.

  1. Olives

Olives contain a lot of oleate which is a monounsaturated fat acid. It is also known as oleate.

2016 Study

Research has shown that eating more monounsaturated oil reduced the chance of death from disease than eating more carbohydrates.

Olives are often soaked with brine. Over time, salty snacks can cause high blood pressure. They can be a quick and fun way to satisfy your hunger pangs if you eat them in moderation.

Seaweed roasted

Seaweed can be eaten as a healthy and nutritious food. It's low in calories and high-fiber.

Seaweed roasted gives it a unique flavor. You can enjoy the crunchiness of chips with these bite-sized sheets.

Hard-boiled eggs

Eggs are high in lean protein. It is possible to boil several eggs at once, and then have one each day.

We recommend that you eat healthy, tasty foods that don't take too much time to prepare if you are like us.

Two emergency physicians remind you to eat well.

Resa E. Lewiss

Professor of radiology and emergency medicine at the University of Texas

Thomas Jefferson University

The host of other things

Visible Voices Podcast

She is an educator who champions inclusive, diverse and equitable workplaces. In 2024, her new book "MicroSkills", will be available. Follow her on Twitter



Adaira Landry

Assistant professor at

Harvard Medical School

An emergency medicine physician is also available.

Brigham and Women's Hospital

In 2024, her new book "MicroSkills", will be available. Follow her on Twitter



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