Sardinian Soup, long life elisir
The Sardinian minestrone soup and Sardinia’s Mediterranean diet that may lenghten your life.
A family from Sardinia, have the World Record for longevity, taking the title for the highest combined age for nine living siblings. The three brothers and 5 sisters from the Melis family come from small village in Ogliastra, called Perdasdefogu: the baby of the bunch is Mafalda Melis, 81 years old, and the eldest Consola, turning 108 on the next August 22nd.
Longevity is definitely influenced by the diet so that the American journalist Dan Buettner has entered the Melis family in his book entitled “The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living like the World’s Healtiest People” published by the National Geographic Society, in which he revels what the people around the world who live the longest are more likely to eat (following the secrets of long-lived families in the world as the area of Ikaria in Greece, Loma Linda California, Okinawa in Japan, Nicoya in Costa Rica and Sardinia).
The book draw the attention of the Americans after NBC, at Today Health has spent a press report where nutritionists have focused on the 10 Sardinian ingredients to live happily and have a long-lived life, as:
1. Goat’s milk and sheep’s milk
2. Flat bread (carta da musica)
4. Sourdough bread (Pane moddizzosu)
6. Fava beans and chickpeas
9. Milk thistle
10. Cannonau wine
Dan Buettner explores the lives and eating habits of groups of people renowned for their longevity, and presents the minestrone soup of the Melis Family. This bountiful dish is eaten for lunch every day by the world’s longest-lived family, the Melises. Traditionally, it is made with whatever is growing in the garden, but it always includes beans and fregula, a toasted pebble-size semolina pasta that is popular in Sardinia, and Flat Bread (Pane Carasau) (Here you can find the soup recipe). The ingredients which make healthy and tasty the minestrone soup are the special water and air which you can find only in Sardinia.
The Sardinian gastronomic tradition has been known around the world so much that on late May 2015, a Korean television will dedicate a documentary to the famous minestrone by Melis and the Sardinian diet, as media all over the world have already done, including BBC, CNN, France 2, to discover the secrets of Sardinian centenarians.
Sardinia has more centenarians than any other region in the world. Healthy food and a good diet are key features for longevity; today more and more people want to use the healthy lifestyle of Sardinians, so much that the mayor of a small town in Texas, Fort Worth, has invested 50 million dollars in a project that ensures healthier life for its inhabitants, according to the ancient secrets of centenarians who live in Ogliastra and Sardinia.
A reason more to spend your Holidays in Sardinia, to discover ancient local gastronomic traditions, genuine and authentic flavors and a healthy lifestyle.
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