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blue zone recipes and the Mediterranean Diet of Ikaria

Blue Zone Recipes and the Mediterranean Diet of Ikaria

What sets Ikarians apart, even from other nonagenarians around the world, is that they live well – with little cancer, cardiovascular disease, dementia, or other age-related ailments – drinking wine, enjoying sex, walking, gardening, and socializing, in other words, being very much alive, in their veritable, modern-day Shangri-La. Since 2008, a battery of scientists, journalists, demographers, and others has been trying to figure out the secrets to this seeming paradise. Food, lifestyle, and such a deep-rooted disregard for living by the clock that there is really no stress have all, somehow, played a role in giving Ikarians good, long lives.

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