His work revealed five places around the world – dubbed Blue Zones – where people live the longest, healthiest, happiest lives.
Diet plays a significant role. A nutritional regimen based on a plant-based diet (high amounts of complex carbohydrates, medium amounts of protein, and medium amounts of fat) rose to the top as commonalities among these areas.
Specifically, the following are key components:
- whole grains
- cooked beans (which is the cornerstone of all areas)
Another life factor Dan researched was happiness and the characteristics that accompany a fulfilled, happy existence.
Listen as Dan joins Dr. Friedman to discuss the nutritional and lifestyle habits of healthy, happy people.