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Greece, The Blue Zones & The Mediterranean Diet- Factors for Health & Longevity

By: Yanna Darilis, ND, PhD  “Inspiring Wellness”

Greece is recognized as a Blue Zone, a term coined by journalist and researcher, Dan Buettner, from a study conducted by scientific researchers who were circling areas where centenarians were found on a map with a blue marker. These regions describe countries and areas where people enjoy remarkable longevity and overall health and well-being.

Greeks get sick more because health resources are not enough

Greece has the lowest quality of life index of all the EU member states, with more than 1 in 3 Greeks (36%) living with a low quality of life, while Romania is in second place and in fourth place Poland. In fact, people in Romania live fewer years of healthy survival (59.9 years) compared to the rest of the EU. (64 years).

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