What are “Blue Zones”?
There are a total of five “Blue Zones” worldwide. These are the five healthiest zones on this planet, where people live healthy and happy to an extraordinary age.
These include Okinawa (Japan), Ikarios (Greece), Loma Linda (California), Nikoya (Costa Rica) and just a region in Sardinia.
Of all the “Blue Zones”, Sardinia is the only one where men are just as old as women. That’s why there are the most over one hundred year old men in the world.
An overview and more information about each “Blue Zone” can be found here: https://bluezones.com/live-longer-better/original-blue-zones/
Little excursion to the history of the “Blue Zones”:
In 2004, Dan Buettner, National Geographic, and a team of scientists sought an answer to the following question: Why do people in some parts of the world become so much older and why do they stay healthier into old age compared to all of them? other places?
Most of these five Blue Zones live on centenarians. These zones were examined more closely. It was found that there are several reasons for the many healthy old people. These include the climate, the diet, the attitude towards life and the sense of community of the people living there.
More information about the history of the “Blue Zones” can be found here:
In November 2005, the first Blue Zones article in National Geographic magazine was published by Dan Buettner, author of several books and essays on the Blue Zones.
You can also read the entire article under the title “The secrets of long live” here:
All 5 “Blue Zones” have a few common rules in their food culture.
These help to reach a high and healthy age.
More information about the general food culture of the people in the “Blue Zones” can be found here:
Here are some recipes from the “Blue Zones” .
Sardinia’s food culture:
Traditional Sardinian cuisine is based on a simple shepherd’s diet. This consists mostly of home-grown and home-made and fresh food from the region. The most typical foods of the Sardinians are:
Goat, sheep’s milk and their products
Sour Dough Bread
Beans and chickpeas
Red wine (Cannonau wine)