How to eat like you're on the Greek island 'where people forget to die.

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    Ikaria has been called “the island where people forget to die”.

    On this tiny island exists a culture that’s rich in social traditions, age-old Greek food customs and valuable lessons on how to live a healthy and long life.

    The unassuming island has been identified as a ‘Blue Zone’ – an area where its inhabitants are recognised for their longevity. The average age at death from natural causes in Ikaria is nearly 10 years higher than in other parts of the world, including Greece.

    “A combination of factors explain it, including geography, culture, diet, lifestyle and outlook,” reads the Blue Zones website, detailing the dietary and lifestyle factors behind Ikaria's health-related fame. “[Locals] enjoy strong red wine, late-night domino games and a relaxed pace of life that ignores clocks.”



    How to eat like you're on the Greek island 'where people forget to die'
     
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    People are just becoming lazy (with tech) and eat too much and eat the wrong things, MOST people anyway, I'm sure not any on this forum are lazy or overeat.
     
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    Sounds like a great place to live.
     
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    Oh my, that fava looks wonderful!
     
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    maybe i'll lay down on the job today....

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    The pace of life is the killer. That is what will ultimately change the place. Not restaurants.
     
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    I thought Beautress might be on this section.

    As she likes carrots and celery.

    I brought this recipe back from the Eastern Mediterranean with me:


    Cyprus: Fasoláda
     
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    The best thing that ever happened for my health was getting rid of my alarm clock.

    I have always eaten .unprocessed foods in fact if anything had more than a a few ingredients on the label I won't but it and I grow my own veggies. I buy my eggs and meat products from a local farm so I know exactly where my food comes from.

    It's a little more expensive but Id rather give up some other silly luxury than skimp on the quality of the food I eat
     
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    If you want healthy food you either have to pay 3 or 4 times more
    for the best quality food, or grow and raise your own. It's just how it is.
     
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    That being said , I recently started making my own bread and
    will never again buy that cheap white stuff they call bread.

    At first, I was really surprised how easy it was . Now I'm onto exploring
    different kinds of flours and other healthy ingredients .

    Pasta is next.
     
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