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22 Ways to Eat Like A Greek Islander
Drink more coffee
The secret to Ikarians' famous longevity may lie in what they drink, not just what they eat. A March 2013 study of elderly Ikarians found that higher coffee consumption was associated with better blood-vessel function, a key factor in heart health.
And it wasn't just any type of coffee. The vast majority of study participants favored traditional Greek coffee, which is boiled in a small brass or copper pot known as a briki. Greek coffee is antioxidant-rich and may offer more health benefits than conventional brewed coffee, the study authors said in a statement.
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