Doctor Oz discussed the Fountain of Youth and how The Blue Zones can help us to not only add years to our lives, but also how to look and feel younger throughout our life. Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, joined Dr Oz to explain The Blue Zones. Buettner studied the oldest and healthiest cultures and people throughout our planet to learn how we can live 10 years longer while looking and feeling younger!
The Blue Zones: Fountain of Youth
1. Volunteering weekly adds how many years to your life? Buettner said volunteering a couple of times a week can add seven years to your life, because it gives you a sense of purpose, and takes your focus off of your own problems. In fact, Dan Buettner also found that people who volunteer weigh less, have lower health care costs and are happier people.
2. Dr Oz next asked how many years do you add to your life if you take Vitamin E every day? Dan Buettner said you add no years to your life by taking Vitamin E! It used to be thought that Vitamin E helped you to live longer, but Vitamin E supplements are not terribly effective for this. Doctor Oz suggests eating avocado, wheat germ and almonds to get your Vitamin E instead of taking supplements.
3. Doctor Oz’s last question is how many years do you add to your life by marrying a younger man? Buettner said you add no years to your life by marrying a younger man. However, men who marry women 17 years younger than them live up to an extra decade! The takeaway, according to Dan Buettner, is that women are good for men, but younger men are not necessarily helpful for women!
The winner of this quiz on the Doctor Oz show got a free trip to Costa Rica – one of The Blue Zones.