Centenarians eat an impressive variety of garden vegetables and leafy greens especially spinach, kale, beet and turnip tops, chard and collards
They pickle or dry the surplus. Beans, greens, sweet potatoes, whole grains, fruits, nuts and seeds dominate Blue Zone meals all year long.
Blue Zones' are known for staying active throughout the day. So which is the best exercise? "The one you enjoy most,
But also the one you can easily incorporate into your daily schedule and the one you can keep doing up to your hundredth birthday and beyond.
We also know that loneliness kills. In America, it shaves 8 years off your life expectancy. An adventist in Loma Linda has such a strong face to face social network
They're there for you and you're there for them. These are subtleties that are enormously powerful but vastly under celebrated because there is no profit in them
One thing people in the Blue Zones have in common is limiting the amount of alcohol they drink, if not abstaining altogether (as in Loma Linda).
In Okinawa it's often green tea, while in Ikaria it's usually a tea made with oregano, rosemary or mint. They drink no more than two glasses of wine a day.
life live longer, happier lives. "People don't find the same level of health, happiness, healing or longevity when they don't have a reason to get up in the morning
There's studies on people who have dementia. When they get up to read to a child, or to water a plant, or to feed a pet something larger than themselves, they do better.