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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426216558
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 05/30/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 31,325
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.90(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

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

Acknowledgments 301

Selected Bibliography 305

Index 313

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is inspiring me on a whole new level. In his new book, Dan Buettner goes a step further – after visiting the places around the world called Blue Zones where the longest living people can be found, he is trying to convey longevity and happiness recipe to all the rest of us. He takes into consideration the habits of those people, not only their diets, and in a kind of reverse-engineering delivers the advices about the key factors that influence our health and quality of our living. Conducting an extensive research with his team, Buettner came up with the four key factors for better life: the regular moderate exercise such as walking, the use of some sort of stress management such as meditation, healthy diet in which emphasized are whole foods while sugar and fat are avoided, and probably the most important component – to live our life with the meaning and purpose, full of love and understanding. In short - eat well, stress less, move more and love more… If you are like me and are trying to eat healthier, I’d also recommend that you buy a copy of “Conquer Your Kitchen… The Hungry Chick Dieting Solution Cookbook Reference Guide” from Chef Jai Scovers as well and its companion cookbook, “Simple, Healthy & Delicious...” Both are on sale for Nook. The charts for food storage, in one of them, are worth the costs of the book alone.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the information and the really simple but good recipes. I hear this same type of diet information repeated by many doctors and those interested in the nutrition field.