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Less must-do. More want-to. | October 2022

The Blue Zones Diet: Eat to Live

The Blue Zones Diet: Eat to Live

Blue Zones are regions of the world where people enjoy healthier, happier lives and a statistically better than average chance of living to be 100. How is this possible?

The Blue Zones Kitchen The secrets of the longest-lived cultures seem to lie in how they approach daily living—from relationships to physical movement to having a strong sense of purpose. And, of course, diet is very important.

In his book, The Blue Zones Kitchen, Dan Buettner uncovers the food secrets of the world’s longest-lived people and explains why certain foods have enabled these populations to avoid chronic disease. While not all who follow this eating plan will live to be 100, Buettner’s guidelines will empower everyone, everywhere, to eat well for healthier living.

While a Blue Zone diet can include meat and fish, 95% of food consumed by centenarians is plant-based. Meat is consumed sparingly, as a celebratory food, a small side, or a way to flavor veggie and grain dishes. For optimal health, Buettner suggests limiting meat to one small serving per day and favoring beans, greens, yams and sweet potatoes, fruits, nuts, seeds and whole grains.

To support your healthy lifestyle, the Duncaster culinary team incorporates many Blue Zone ideas in their menu creation, including a daily fresh fish option, locally sourced vegetables, leafy greens, healthy fats, nuts, seeds and more. Chia Encrusted Salmon, Mediterranean Chicken and Duncaster Salad are a few resident favorites and you can find step-by-step instructions on how to prepare these delicious and healthy dishes at Duncaster.org/dining.

Culinary Adventures with Duncaster

With a menu that changes regularly and daily specials featuring made-from-scratch soups, inventive salads, and mouth-watering entrees, you’ll experience exceptional and healthful dining every day. Gluten-free, low sodium and vegan options are also available.

Join us for lunch and get a taste of how Duncaster can help you eat to live a long healthy life. Call Lisa Greene, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, today at (860) 380-5006.

Learn more about Blue Zones at www.BlueZones.com

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