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Many might be quick to think when building a charcuterie board that it is just a meat and cheese game, but various fruits and veggies can add different textures and other complementary flavors. Plus, they can add fun pops of color, which is an added bonus

I’ve heard about The Blue Zone’s for a while, and I love reading about all the findings. It’s very interesting!

One place to look for inspiration is the so-called Blue Zones, Bhatia says, which includes Italy, Greece and Japan. These are areas “where people can live to 100 or above and are vital and thriving,” Bhatia says. A common denominator in these areas? People focus on eating diets rich in plant-based whole foods.

“Trying to get the right mix of nutrients in your daily diet can feel overwhelming, but no matter what age you are, nutrients do make a difference,” Dr. Taz Bhatia, an integrative medicine physician and certified nutrition specialist, tells Yahoo Life. Eat the right balance of foods, Bhatia says, and you’ll help yourself create a happier and healthier lifestyle.

  • Eggs

    Eggshells

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  • Olive Oil

    Oil

  • Avocados

    Avocado Day

  • Sweet Potatoes

    sweet potatoes

    29% need those carbs!

  • Kale

    Kale

  • Pomegranates

    A photo shows pomegranates in Erbil, Iraq on November 29, 2022....

    A photo shows pomegranates in Erbil, Iraq on November 29, 2022. Farmers harvest pomegranate with traditional methods to produce and sell pomegranate molasses and other products like pomegranate... Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images