Blue Zone Longevity

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Blue Zones are places around the world that have a high population of elderly people who live up to 100 years old. They don’t only age up to 100+ years old, they’re healthy! These people who are from different regions of the world live a healthy lifestyle, eat a plant-based diet, participate in daily physical activity, are part of society, and they live a stress-free life.
Apparently, the type of lifestyle they live is the key to a long, happy, and healthy life.
A few Blue Zones around the world are Okinawa, Japan, Sardinia, Italy, and Loma Linda,
California, USA. These three locations hold the highest population for healthy centenarians.
Centenarians living in these three different locations all live a different lifestyle, but they must be …show more content…

Dan Buettner traveled to these locations to find out the secret to life longevity.
One of the Blue Zones, Okinawa, holds the worldwide record of longevity and centenarians. According to Mishra (2009), “Ancient Chinese legends already called Okinawa
“the land of the immortals”.” I agree with that statement because Okinawa is the only place in the world where 80-90 year olds live like they are 30 years of age. Research shows that the two key factors to longevity in Okinawa are a healthy lifestyle and alimentation.
Vegetables grown in Okinawa are rich in polyphenol and vitamin c due to the volcanic soil. It’s a great source of dietary fiber and antioxidants. The older Okinawans eat four times more vegetables than the younger generation; Okinawans eat 300g of vegetables a day

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