30 Sep '17, 12am

If you are curious about the @BlueZones and why people who live there more often reach the age of 100

If you are curious about the @BlueZones and why people who live there more often reach the age of 100

While living in a bus is certainly one way to escape the high cost of living, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Fortunately, there’s a more practical solution at hand. We all know that eating more fruits and vegetables is better for our health , but few of us stop to consider the positive impact a healthy lifestyle will have on our bank balance. The Standard American Diet (SAD) According to Rip Esselstyn the standard American diet is even sadder than we thought . Let’s break it down to see where our calories are being consumed and then we’ll look at the cost implications. A paltry 12 percent of calories come from plant-based food (ironically, 6 percent of that is from french fries). A whopping 63 percent is taken up by refined and processed food, with the remaining 25 percent coming from animal-based foods. In addition to being costly from a health perspective, this way of e...

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