‘Anti-Aging’ Smoothie of 39-Year-Old Whose ‘Biological Age’ Is 26

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Chris Mirabile is committed to living younger for longer.

After surviving a life-threatening seizure caused by a brain tumor at the age of 16, Mirabile devoted himself to healthy aging, which led him to founding the longevity supplements company, Novos.

Indeed, Mirabile, who is 39, claims he has a “biological age” of 26 and has slowed his aging by 37%. As Insider’s Hilary Brueck previously reported, experts are starting to agree that it is possible for a person to have different biological and chronological ages, being able to pinpoint a specific biological age is still up for debate.

Mirabile told Insider he credits being “biologically” 27 to a range of factors — regular strength training and cardio, good sleep, and a balanced diet being three key components.

But, while aiming to eat healthily most of the time, Mirabile still wants to enjoy his life, so doesn’t deprive himself of the things he enjoys, like a plate of pasta at the weekend or a glass of wine at a celebration.

Most of the time, however, Mirabile intermittent fasts and focuses on eating a nutritious, whole food diet.

Mirabile drinks a protein smoothie every day

Every morning, Mirabile drinks a post-workout smoothie, which contains:

Non-dairy milk such as hemp or coconut

Vegan protein powder made from a blend of pea and hemp protein

Strawberry or peach flavor non-dairy kefir

Mirabile admits that the smoothie may not sound incredibly appetizing, but the fruity kefir adds some sweetness that makes it taste good, while also providing probiotics, he said.

He prefers dairy-free products because there is some research linking cow’s milk with accelerated aging. However, studies have also suggested that the type of milk makes a difference, with higher fat forms of cow’s milk appearing to affect biological aging more greatly.

Mirabile deliberately chooses a vegan protein powder that uses a blend of plant-based protein sources in order to provide a complete amino acid profile, which will help his muscles repair after workouts.

Vegans need to combine foods to ensure meals provide “complete” proteins, meaning they provide all nine essential amino acids. Most plant-based protein sources are not complete on their own, but when you combine them they tick all the amino acid boxes. Ways to do this in meals include eating rice with beans or chickpeas with couscous.

Mirabile’s mushroom powder contains maitake, lion’s mane, cordyceps, reishi, shiitake, turkey tail, and chaga. Mushrooms like lion’s mane have been linked with improved digestive health, metabolism, and cognition, but more research is needed, as Insider previously reported.

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