Med Diet & Lifestyle the Longevity Secrets in Ikaria Written by  Sunday, 24 April 2016

This longevity-linked simple salad helps people on the Greek island of Ikaria live past 100. Business Insider Films's short documentary, "Ikaria: The Island Where People Live Forever," is available on iTunes and Amazon.

People in Ikaria "have a deep-rooted philosphy that the have to dominate time and not let the time dominate them" according to the documentary. Producers interviewed and captured the lifestyle amongst residents, elders and doctors on this remote isle to find out their secrets to living past 100.

While genes account for a small portion, two main factors contributing to longevity are the Ikarian lifestyle and diet.

Chef Diane Kochilas spends her time on the island cooking up delicious traditional recipes.

In her cookbook "Ikaria," Kochilas writes, "Beans and pulses are one of the most important components of the Mediterranean diet...They are naturally gluten-free, low in fat, and a great source of cholesterol-free protein."

In the short footage of the webpage, she shows us how to prepare a bean salad and eat like a true Ikarian. And "Don't forget to top off the salad with generous amounds of olive oil".

Source: www.businessinsider.com