Cooking at home, using quality ingredients is one of the key factors common in all the Blue Zones where longevity coupled with quality of life is the norm. Let’s use this information as inspiration and start sourcing out and stocking up on the best foods we can find. Many areas have year-round farmers markets and co-ops – organic delivery services that supply fresh produce superior to what most grocers offer and often at comparable prices. Some even offer shelf stable groceries. A google search, scan of local magazines or visit to your local health food store are great ways to source out the options.
Read on for some of my favorite ways to stick with my healthy eating intentions: