As illnesses and viruses have become so frequent, is it surprising that certain societies enjoy long, healthy lives? People over 100 reside in Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece; Sardinia, Italy; Loma Linda, California; and Okinawa, Japan, which have the lowest sickness rates.
Centenarians in Blue Zones consume nutritious fruits and veggies. Green peas, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, spinach, and sweet potatoes help lose weight. They contain potassium, fiber, folate, A, and C.
Research showed all Blue Zone residents eat fiber-rich foods. Whole grains with fiber, protein, B vitamins, antioxidants, iron, zinc, copper, and magnesium were chosen. Whole grains lower heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cancer.
Staying hydrated and drinking enough water reduces cravings and boosts satiety. Scientists that researched Nicoya, Costa Rica, credit much of the population's health to water consumption.
Keeping track of what and how much you consume is crucial. Eat modest quantities to avoid calorie overload. Okinawans observe hara hachi bu, an old Confucian tradition of eating until you're 80% satisfied.
According to popular belief, Blue Zone residents don't exercise. But they're still one of the most active people on Earth. How so? Because they're always moving, gardening, walking, or bicycling.