Tuesday, October 30, 2012

MotherJones: What We Can Learn from the Greek-Island Diet—and What We Already Know

And Americans won't find all the lessons he comes up with dour and puritanical—not by any stretch. Some are downright hedonistic: The Ikarians down two to 3.5 glasses of wine each day—including, apparently, the occasional glass with breakfast. Coffee is indulged at the rate of two to three cups daily. And the afternoon nap, apparently, is observed near universally. "People stay up late here," a local doctor tells Buettner. "We wake up late and always take naps. I don't even open my office until 11 a.m. because no one comes before then."


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