STUDIO CITY (CBS) — Want to live to 100? Learn the secrets from residents who live in the world’s five “Blue Zones.”

Chef Zov Karamardian visited the KCAL9 studios Thursday to talk about cuisine in the Blue Zones, one of which is in Loma Linda!

In the “Blue Zones” locals commonly live vital, healthy lives past the age of 100. One of the reasons for their longevity is their common diet that is heavy on vegetables and grains – common foods that are also found in the Old Testament.

A few facts:

*Sardinia has the highest number of 100+-year-old men in the world
*Okinawa, Japan, has the longest disability-free life expectancy
*Loma Linda, Calif. has a high number of Seventh Day Adventists who tend to live 9 to 11 years more than Americans not of the faith
*Middle-aged residents on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula have a 400% greater chance of reaching age 90 than people in the U.S. do.
*Ikaria, an isolated Greek island


* LOMA LINDA — Beet salad with watercress and fennel
* SARDINIA, ITALY — cannellini beans and shrimp
* OKINAWA, JAPAN — grilled cod with lemon & olive oil
* IKARIA, GREECE — Classic Greek Salad & Barley Salad with Vegetables and Feta Cheese
* COSTA RICA (Nicoya Peninsula) — Stuffed trout with walnuts, almonds, and pistachios and yogurt sauce

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