Blue Zones Non-Fasting Diet vs. Whole Food Diet with Fasting

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Usually, when we discuss the Blue Zone diet, it doesn’t include fasting, with some exceptions like Ikaria, Greece. It’s the same in Okinawa, where centenarians generally don’t practice fasting unless they lead a monastic life. In most Japanese countryside areas, residents lead a lay life and don’t practice fasting. However, in modern-day Japanese Blue Zones, some residents have incorporated the monastic practice of fasting into their lifestyles, influenced by Japanese natural health.

Modern-day Japanese Blue Zones encompass four elements: Shiga, Nagano, Shizenha, and Japanese natural health. One notable aspect of the modern-day Japanese Blue Zones diet is fasting, as periodic prolonged fasting is emphasized in Japanese natural health.

That is another aspect that the Japanese natural health brings to the table of blue zone lifestyles.

The other aspect is the one I shared in the last video.

Stretching and rolling your joints, which are not covered in the natural movement of blue zone lifestyles.

Some of you might have a blue zone-like a whole food diet, yet don’t practice fasting.

I was one of you for a long time.

Is it good enough for health and longevity?

Do we need to practice fasting if we are already on a good diet?

If you want to know the answer, please watch today’s video.


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