Dr Oz: Dan Buetter “The Blue Zones”
Then, speaking of aging, Dr Oz welcomed Dan Buettner, author of “The Blue Zones,” to reveal the secrets to longevity in terms of your diet. He then took a family of six to the grocery store to apply Dan Buettner’s advice. They’re an Italian-American family so they eat a lot of pasta and sauce. Dan showed up at the family’s door to help them with their diet, and he rated the food in their kitchen at a C+.
At the grocery store, Dan explained to Sandra, the mother, that he wanted her to spend most of her time and money in the produce section. They loaded up on fresh tomatoes and canned beans. Dan said beans are vital for longevity. He also encouraged Sandra to try tofu. Dan explained that in order to eat healthy you have to have four things, the right information, the right kitchen set-up, the skills to cook, and you actually have to like the food.
Dr Oz: Healthier Diet To Live Longer
The family ended up making a Korean stew, a summer pasta, a tofu-vegetable stir-fry, and even some bread. The entire family then joined Dr Oz on his show, along with Dan Buettner. Dan said the family seemed to have fallen in the trap of “we don’t have time to eat healthy.” He said if your health is a priority, you do have time. Dan said you have to set up your kitchen to make things easier in order to eat healthy. He also said there are three things you should never have in your kitchen: processed meats, soda, and packaged desserts.
Dr Oz: Eating For Longevity
Dan made a point to instruct Sandra to use sweet potatoes rather than potatoes. He explained that sweet potatoes and coconut milk paired together helps the sugar to absorb slower. Plus, it’s super tasty! There’s also a Korean stew with black eyed peas because beans are the cornerstone of every longevity diet, and you won’t even miss the meat. As for dessert, Dan made a dish with tofu that Dr Oz said was so good he should sell it. It was tofu, coconut milk, honey, chia seeds, and fruit compote. Dan said it’s important to pre-plate the food at the counter and avoid serving your food family-style. You also want to begin your meal by expressing gratitude.
Will you incorporate some of Dan’s advice into your own life?