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Dear Friends of the Alohana Institute,


for all those interested in our Sardinia seminars


here the link to our current offers (Discovery – Travel):



Here we have more

valuable information about the beautiful island put together.

For example, to the typical Sardinian food … to Sardinia as one of the five “Blue Zones”, the world’s healthiest zones. They get exciting insights into the culture as well as the life of the Sardinians

and let yourself be inspired by the fascinating landscape.

The sources for all information shown here, please refer to the links.


We hope you enjoy reading and wondering.


Your Alohana Institute


700 beautiful photos of Sardinia – click here

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Sardinia – One of the 5 “Blue Zones”:


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:


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:

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Wonderful shots of Sardinia from the air!

Please click here!

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The culinary cuisine of Sardinia:



All 5 “Blue Zones” have a few common rules in their food culture.

These help to reach a high and healthy age.


  1. Stop eating when the stomach is about 80% full to avoid overweight.
  2. Eat the smallest portion of the day in the late afternoon or early evening.
  3. Eat mostly vegetables, cereals, leafy greens and legumes. Reduce meat consumption to a maximum of 5 small portions per month.
  4. Drink alcohol regularly, but in moderate amounts (maximum 1 – 2 glasses / day).


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



milk thistle

Red wine (Cannonau wine)