These four best foods . . . simplify the Blue Zones diet. Favor beans, greens, root vegetables, fruit, whole grains, nuts, and seeds. People in four of the five “Blue Zones” consume meat, but they do so sparingly, using it as a celebratory food, a small side, or a way to flavor dishes.
- 100% Whole Grains: Farro, quinoa, brown rice, oatmeal, bulgur, cornmeal
- Nuts & Seeds: A handful a day
- Beans, Legumes, Pulses: A cup of cooked beans / pulses per day
- Fruits and Vegetables: 5-10 servings per day