“Sarah exemplified how someone well into her advanced years could be a stalwart community and spiritual leader and at the same time maintain extraordinary personal beauty,” writes Weisberger. “How did she do it? What did she eat and drink? How did she keep physically fit? No doubt food played a large role in Sarah’s enviable health. In biblical times, a typical diet was high in fiber and low in cholesterol, an early version of the contemporary Mediterranean diet.”
Though most people associate the word “diet” with weight loss, diet for the health-conscious person represents a gateway to revitalization and longevity—and a way of life. Think of fruits and vegetables as colors and learn to eat those in vibrant hues of red, yellow, orange, green and purple. To receive the most benefit, eat the whole fruit or vegetable, skin, stalk, and seeds included.