Jolia Sidona Allen

14 Heart-Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes We Love

By February 5, 2024

During the month of February, love is in the air. Red roses, red wine, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, chocolate-covered strawberries, teddy bears … signs of Cupid’s spell are here, there, and everywhere. But did you know that February is also American Heart Month? Declared so in 1963—fast forward now over 60 years—we continue to forge on as a nation in our fight against cardiovascular disease. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. penned this poignant reminder in this year’s Proclamation on American Heart Month: Each year, heart disease takes the lives of nearly 700,000 Americans.  It is the leading cause of…

25 Festive Blue Zones-Inspired Holiday Recipes

By November 9, 2023

The holidays are here: Tis’ the season to bask in so many of the lessons culled from the blue zones regions including spending time with family and friends, downshifting (unwinding), cultivating joy, and gathering around the table for good conversation and delicious foods that celebrate tradition and the season’s finest blue zones-inspired ingredients. That said, the stress of traditional holiday food prep and the hustle and bustle of the season can stir up all kinds of emotions. That’s why we curated this recipe collection from the Blue Zones Meal Planner of editor’s choice recipes that we’ll be turning to all…

Finger-Lickin’ Good Snacks to Share with Your Moai

By August 28, 2023

Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones, a four-part series, will debut on Netflix on Aug. 30th. Are you gearing up to travel around the globe and dive deep into the blue zones longevity hotspots—no passport required? We sure are. Here are six Blue Zones approved snacks to stock up on and enjoy while watching. Don’t miss out: Watch the trailer, below, and be sure to head to Netflix to check the ✔ to add to “My List”. Whether you are tuning in solo or watching with your moai (or even your furry family members), you’ll want to have…

Pair Healthy Eating with Exercise for Optimal Longevity, Science Says

By October 17, 2022

The science is in: if you want to live better, longer, and ward off disease down the road, you have to embrace both healthy eating and movement, not just one or the other. According to new research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, physical activity alone is not an antidote to a poor diet. And, on the flip side of the coin, a high-quality diet by itself will not combat the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle. Researchers from across the globe looked at health data from a whopping 350,000 people recorded in the UK Biobank, a collection…