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The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People by Dan Buettner
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“Integrate at least three of these items into your daily diet to be sure you are eating plenty of whole food. 1. Beans—all kinds: black beans, pinto beans, garbanzo beans, black-eyed peas, lentils 2. Greens—spinach, kale, chards, beet tops, fennel tops 3. Sweet potatoes—don’t confuse with yams. 4. Nuts—all kinds: almonds, peanuts, walnuts, sunflower seeds, Brazil nuts, cashews 5. Olive oil—green, extra-virgin is usually the best. Note that olive oil decomposes quickly, so buy no more than a month’s supply at a time. 6. Oats—slow-cook or Irish steel-cut are best. 7. Barley—either in soups, as a hot cereal, or”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“The average American now consumes 46 slices of pizza, 200 pounds of meat, and 607 pounds of milk and other dairy products, and washes it down with 57 gallons of soda pop a year. We consume 8,000 teaspoons of added sugar and 79 pounds of fat annually. We eat 4.5 billion pounds of fries and 2 billion pounds of chips a year.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“Recent studies found bitter melon an “effective anti-diabetic” as powerful as pharmaceuticals in helping to regulate blood sugar.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“Knowing why we get up in the morning is one of the great antidotes to the downs in life,”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“As much as her patients might have wanted to adopt a healthier lifestyle, in other words, everything all around them was pushing them in another direction, down the wrong road.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“That’s why the Blue Zones Project was so valuable. It shifted the focus to the environment, to making it easier to obtain healthy foods and to stay active.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“We can’t afford to build places where people just park their bodies at night,” Burden said. “We can’t afford to spend a single transportation dollar that doesn’t increase land value rather than decrease it.” We should go back to building towns the way our great-grandparents did, he suggested. Most people today want to live in a community where they don’t have to drive long distances. They want to live near enough to the stores and jobs so they can walk, take a bus, or ride a bike wherever they need to go. If Muscatine wanted to stay competitive, retain existing businesses, attract new ones, and have money in the treasury for parks and other amenities, then the best thing residents could do would be to focus on making their town walkable and livable, Burden said. That meant adding sidewalks, improving crosswalks, replacing intersections with roundabouts in some places, and converting one-way streets to run in both directions. “One-way streets help move people faster,” Burden said. “But is that your goal? To empty out downtown?” You should be doing just the opposite, he argued. You want people to linger downtown and enjoy themselves. “Then, before you know it, your children won’t be moving off to other cities. Everything they want will be right here in your own community.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“This sweet potato—high in flavonoids, vitamin C, fiber, carotenoids, and slow-burning carbohydrates—is one of the healthiest foods on the planet.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“Clarify your purpose and you reduce your stress.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“No one thing explains longevity in the Blue Zones. It’s really an interconnected web of factors—including what we eat, our social network, daily rituals, physical environment, and sense of purpose—that propels us forward and gives life meaning.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“Wine @ 5. People in all Blue Zones (even some Adventists) drink alcohol moderately and regularly. Moderate drinkers outlive nondrinkers. The trick is to drink one to two glasses per day with friends and/or with food. And no, you can’t save up all week and have 14 drinks on Saturday.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“Every time we take a bite, we vote for the world we want to inhabit: Are we supporting a system that favors a healthy climate and environment or are we helping to pollute our surroundings?”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“Ikarian cooks, like their counterparts in places such as France, Spain, or Italy, lean heavily on dishes that include vegetables, whole grains, fruits, olive oil, and occasionally a little fish.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“According to one statistical analysis, each additional happy friend we have in our social circle boosts our cheeriness by 9 percent, while each additional unhappy friend drags it down by 7 percent.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“knowing your sense of purpose is worth up to seven years of extra life expectancy.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“Eat well, stress less, move more, and love more.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“Research shows that attending faith-based services four times per month will add 4 to 14 years of life expectancy.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“dishes. BLACK-EYED”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“We should go back to building towns the way our great-grandparents did, he suggested. Most people today want to live in a community where they don’t have to drive long distances. They want to live near enough to the stores and jobs so they can walk, take a bus, or ride a bike wherever they need to go.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“If you were to take two men of equal height, one a meat-eater and the other a vegan, the meat-eater was likely to weigh an extra 20 pounds. The meat-eater was also likely to die sooner.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“While pork, white bread, eggs, and lard might not sound like the hallmarks of a longevity diet, it has worked for the nine brothers and sisters of the Melis family. They hold the Guinness world record for the highest combined age of any nine siblings: a total of 828 years.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“How you can do it: •  If you belong to a faith, join other members of your faith during annual or weekly fasts. Religious fasts may be easier to adhere to than personal, solo fasts, since they are often reinforced by a social network and moral underpinnings. •  Find a “fast buddy.” It’s easier to fast with a friend. •  Limit food intake to 500 calories every other day to establish a regular fasting program and safely lose weight. With this and any other fasting program, drink six glasses of water daily. •  Try eating only two meals a day: a big late-morning brunch and a second meal at around 5 p.m.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“segueing”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“Interestingly, we found more healthy islanders age 90-plus in the mountains than on the coast, so fish doesn’t seem to be contributing to longevity.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“festoon”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“Older Ikarians eat a diet rich in greens and other vegetables, beans, and fruit, which together account for 64 percent of their daily food intake—dairy products and beverages excluded.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People
“When you eat a meal in a hurry or with pent-up worry, stress hormones like cortisol interfere with the digestive process.”
Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People