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Everyone Is Talking About the Blue Zone Diet — but Is It Actually Healthy?

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When National Geographic author Dan Buettner asked people to take part in a challenge to stick with the Blue Zone diet for three months, The Today Show documented three of the women's experiences and successes. All three lost weight, with one losing a resounding 37 pounds by the end of the three months. Moreover, the women reported higher self-confidence, lower cholesterol, and more energy.

The women's success has sparked an interest in the lifestyle. Much of America experiences diet culture and, as such, is constantly trying the latest and assumed greatest diet so it's no surprise that the Blue Zone diet is now on everyone's lips. But what exactly is this new diet craze and is it actually good for us?