There is a place in Italy where the sun and the wind are the ingredients of unique products in the world. It is a land that preserves and protects the secret of longevity and that makes it one of the 5 blue zones in the world: Sardinia.
blue zones are regions of the world where a higher than usual number of people live much longer than average.
Only 5 blue zones in the world have been identified: Okinawa (Japan); Sardinia (Italy); Nicoya (Costa Rica); Icaria (Greece) and Loma Linda, California, based on evidence showing why these populations live healthier and longer lives than others.
In Sardinia (Italy), in particular Ogliastra, Barbagia di Ollolai and Barbagia di Seulo a team of demographers has found a longevity hotspot in mountain villages where a substantial percentage of men reach 100. A village called Seulo, holds the record of 20 centenarians from 1996 to 2016, which confirms that it is "the place where you live the longest in the world".
People of Sardinia have particular habits that determine their longevity, according to experts
Ingesting foods contained in the Mediterranean diet which consists mostly of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, seeds, and spices, and having meats sporadically and in their vast majority fishes and lean meat.
The mild temperatures favor agriculture that thrives, without the need for additives or pesticides. The traditions, especially culinary, which have been handed down for generations, are based on simple recipes and seasonal products.