22 Ways to Eat Like A Greek Islander

Greeks consume The Mediterranean Diet in its purest form—and enjoy lower heart disease, obesity, cancer, and Alzheimer's rates. Here's how they do it.
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The longevity diet

by Amanda MacMillan

Before it became known as a "Blue Zone"—a region of the world where people tend to live unusually long and healthy lives—the island of Ikaria, Greece, was unknown to most Americans. But in the past few years, Ikaria has received considerable attention from scientists and journalists alike who want to unlock the mysteries of its long-living residents—many of whom make it to age 100 or older.

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