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The Blue Zones - for Longevity & Health


The knowledge that certain regions of the world are healthier than others is nothing new. But a groundbreaking study shows us exactly which parts of the world are the healthiest and why. These results are discussed in Dan Buettner’s book, The Blue Zones Solution.

“Blue Zones” are the places where the world’s healthiest and longest-living people reside. These Blue Zones have high concentrations of individuals who live to be 100 years or older and have low incidence of chronic health problems like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and obesity.

So, what are the Blue Zones? Here’s where you’ll find them:

  • Okinawa, Japan
  • Ikaria, Greece
  • Ogliastra Region, Sardinia
  • Loma Linda, California
  • Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

Although unique in culture and cuisine, these regions have dietary factors in common. But these factors are not limited to the five Blue Zones. They can also be identified in the world’s healthiest diets.

Although these 5 Regions are not 100% Plant Based they are extremely close to it, eating animal proteins and dairy as condiments and not the main dish.