Dan Buettner, the New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Zones, lays out a proven plan to maximize your health based on the practices of the world’s healthiest people. For the first time, Buettner reveals how to transform your health using smart eating and lifestyle habits gleaned from new 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.
With this book’s audacious belief that the lifestyles of the world’s blue zones could be adapted and replicated in towns across North America, you’ll 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 to improve 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.
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.
Praise for The Blue Zones Solution.
“An ideal way to learn how to live longer and better is to study people who are doing just that. [Buettner] distills the deepest insights from the blue zones to light our path.”
— Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D.
“The Blue Zones Solution elegantly combines deep investigation and science with practical advice and recipes, making it the rare book that belongs in both your office and your kitchen.”
–Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind
“Buettner’s initiative has the potential to dramatically change the way we think about health in America.”
–Walter Willett, M.D., chairman of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health
“Propogating the blue zones would not only prevent a rise in the prevalence of diabetes (and other such misfortunes); it would allow us to eliminate more than 80 percent of the burden we have now. That’s revolutionary.”
–David Katz, M.D., director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center
“If you want a delicious way to eat to 100, then this is perhaps the most important food book of your lifetime.”
–Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods
“In this worthy successor to his 2009 bestseller, The Blue Zones, journalist and health activist Buettner teases out the habits and practices of the people he deems the world’s healthiest…Readers seeking a healthier lifestyle will appreciate this warm and encouraging book.”