Looking for ways to include Blue Zone foods and adapt their customs for your lifestyle can help you reach the goal to feed your body in the best way possible. Longevity diets all contain fewer calories than we in the US are used to eating with Blue Zones residents eating approximately 20 percent less than we do.
- Keep your favorite fruits and vegetables available in your kitchen. If you have no access to affordable, fresh vegetables, frozen are fine.
- Drizzle “a little” olive oil over steamed or roasted vegetables.
- Stock up on whole grains like oats and brown rice. Blue Zone grains contained less gluten than modern wheat strains.
- Use leftover veggies to make soup or freeze to serve later.
Taken from National Geographic’s “The Blue Zones-The Science of Living Longer”
As I am sitting at a coffee shop very early blogging, an awesome dad came in with his two young sons. They were all three having fun talking and playing chess. The boys had hot chocolate, juice box drinks, a hard-boiled egg, potato chips, and a half of a white bagel. Clearly this is a dad who spends quality time with his two little guys. The hard-boiled egg was a great food choice! A healthier choice of additional foods to bring with them to have with their hot chocolate? Maybe some fruit such as a banana:)