Dan Buettner, the New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Zones, introduces a proven plan to maximize your health based on the practices of the world’s healthiest people. For the first time, Buettner reveals how to transform your health based on research on the eating habits and lifestyle practices of the communities he’s identified as “Blue Zones”— those places with the world’s healthiest people based on their longevity.
So do you want to live to be a 100?!
The 5 blue zones identified by Dan Buettner are areas have the highest number of centenarians, and one of the regions is right here in good ol’ USA!
- Ikaria, Greece
- Okinawa, Japan
- Ogliastra Region, Sardinia
- Loma Linda, California
- Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
In the book Buettner identifies the “top longevity foods” from each Blue Zone, take a look below in case you want to start your attempt at living to a 100.
Ikaria, Greece: Goat’s milk, honey, potatoes, legumes (garbanzo beans, black-eyed peas, and lentils), wild greens, lemons, feta cheese, fruit, and some fish.
Okinawa, Japan: Tofu, Bitter melons, garlic, brown rice, green tea, and shitake mushrooms
Sardinia, Italy: Flatbread, Goat’s milk, sheep’s cheese, sourdough bread, barley, fennel, fava beans, chickpeas, wine, tomatoes, almonds, milk thistle tea.
Loma Linda, California: Tofu, avocados, whole-wheat bread, salmon, nuts, beans, oatmeal and soy milk.
Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica: Peach palms, eggs, rice, beans, corn, squash, papayas, yams, bananas, and peach palms.
What do you see in common in the list above? No processed foods, no sugary stuff, no meats. The book also recommends eating in moderation, eat a small meal in the evenings, eat mostly plants and reduce eating meats to once a week maybe and drink in moderation. And of course you need to exercise too! So, here’s to a new tomorrow as you step into Lane 100, see you at 100:)!
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