Blue Zones often consume nuts. Adventists in Loma Linda who ate nuts daily had a longer life expectancy, reduced cholesterol, and less inflammation.
Papaya is one of Nicoyans' healthiest meals. Papayas include anti-inflammatory papain and vitamins C, E, and A.
Longest-living folks don't consume much white bread. Blue Zone residents consume healthy grains, whole wheat bread, or sourdough.
Loma Linda Adventists love avocados. National Geographic says this community's love of avocados helps lower blood pressure.
Not only do Nicoyans love eating papaya on a daily basis, but they also snack regularly on bananas. This fruit is high in potassium, vitamin C, and fiber.
Ikaria and Sardinia love chickpeas. Ikarians roast chickpeas as a snack, whereas Sardinians use them in soups.
Eating black beans with your preferred spice may help you obtain your daily portion.
Healthy communities love coffee. How you consume coffee matters. Most centenarians in these places consume it black or with cream.
If you don't like coffee or want to avoid caffeine, try tea. National Geographic says Okinawans sip jasmine-turmeric green tea.