Monday, March 7, 2011

Health Obsessed Billionaire Aims to Live 125 Years

Imagine having your health in such good shape - perfect health you could say - that a sore throat is unheard of and cause for alarm. You have perfect blood pressure, clear arteries and in great physical shape. Now add in the fact that you're a 87 years old and you just might be billionaire David Murdock.

Never suffering from a back ache, a headache or "anything else", Murdock swears by his plant-based diet; he is convinced that it is the answer to all that ails us. In fact, he is so convinced of this, that he has spent over $500 million in research to figure out how it all works. He's got plenty of access to resources to help along with his research initiatives, as he owns Dole, the world's largest producer of fruits and vegetables.

Embarking on a new study involving 50,000 participants, monitoring their diets and blood work, Murdock hopes to determine which biological markers can predict the onset of diseases. He hopes to one day eradicate diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

There's no doubt that Murdock is getting large doses of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants on the regular, as he eats up to 20 fruits and vegetables each day, many of which are blended into smoothies that he drinks 2-3 times a day. In addition, to meet his protein requirements, Murdock consumes seafood, egg whites, beans and nuts but he avoids dairy, red meat and poultry. In addition, alcohol, salt and sugar are off limits.

In the end, Murdock aims to live until he is 125 years old because he figures if nothing is wrong with him healthwise, there's nothing to stop him! If only we could all be so fortunate...