Bestselling author Dan Buettner reveals how to transform your health using smart nutrition, lifestyle, and fitness habits gleaned from longevity research on the diets, eating habits, and lifestyle practices of the communities he's identified as "Blue Zones"—those places with the world's longest-lived, and thus healthiest, people, including locations such as Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California.
With the audacious belief that the lifestyles of the world's Blue Zones could be adapted and replicated in towns across North America, Buettner launched the largest preventive health care project in the United States, The Blue Zones City Makeovers, which has impacted the health of millions of Americans since 2009. In The Blue Zones Solution, readers can be inspired by the specific stories of the people, foods, and routines of our healthy elders; understand the role community, family, and naturally healthy habits can play in improving our diet and health; and learn the exact foods—including the 50 superfoods of longevity and dozens of recipes adapted for Western tastes and markets—that offer delicious ways to eat your way to optimum health. Throughout the book are lifestyle recommendations, checklists, and stories to help you create your own personal Blue Zones solution. Readers will learn and apply the 80/20 rule, the plant slant diet, social aspects of eating that lead to weight loss and great health naturally, cultivating your "tribe" of friends and family, and your greater purpose as part of your daily routine.
Filled with moving personal stories, delicious recipes, checklists, and useful tips that will transform any home into a miniature blue zone, The Blue Zones Solution is the ultimate blueprint for a healthy, happy life.
|Publisher:||National Geographic Society|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)|
About the Author
DAN BUETTNER is the founder of Blue Zones, an organization that helps Americans live longer, healthier lives. His groundbreaking work on longevity led to his 2005 National Geographic cover story "Secrets of Living Longer" and two national bestsellers, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest and Thrive. He lives in Minneapolis, MN. He can be found on Facebook and Twitter, and through his website bluezones.com.
Table of Contents
Foreword Dean Ornish, M.D. 9
Introduction: Discovering the Blue Zones Solution 13
Part 1 Discovering the Blue Zones
The Secrets of a Mediterranean Diet: Ikaria, Greece 33
A Diet From the World's Longest-Lived Women: Okinawa, Japan 43
A Diet From the World's Longest-Lived Men: Sardinia, Italy 53
An American Blue Zones Diet: Loma Linda, California 63
History's Best Longevity Diet: Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica 71
Part 2 Making an American Blue Zone
Finland's Miracle Makeover 87
The Minnesota Experiment 101
Thriving in the Beach Cities 119
Blue Zoning the Pork State 135
Part 3 Building Your Own Blue Zone
Food Rituals: How to Eat to 100 153
Blue Zones Menus: Meals and Snacks 191
Blue Zones Living: A Design for Easy Health 205
Part 4 Blue Zones Recipes
77 Easy, Delicious Recipes 231
The Science Behind the Blue Zones Solution 299
Selected Bibliography 305