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The Hunza Diet

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by golden, Dec 25, 2013.

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    golden Senior Member

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    It's true that the Hunza are believed to have exceptionally high life expectancy. However, no demographic records or birth certificates exist, therefore there are no official records of life expectancy.
    There are longevous populations with official records though, such as the Okinawan islanders, the Nicoyans of Costa Rica and Sardinians.
     
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    golden Senior Member

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    mere details ;)

    Mystical folk dont have 'official records' :)

    Thanks @helen1 thats very interesting.


    LESSONS FROM SARDINIA : A sarcastic sense of humour , dwarf curry and red wine :) Fabulous.

    Their men have a ten fold increase per 1,000 of Centenurians than USA:
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    Longevity Highlights

    Have an Attitude

    Sardinians maintain a positive attitude towards their elders and take time out of their days to stop and enjoy the simple beauty of their surroundings.

    They foster a sarcastic sense of humor, and a unique outlook and perspective on life. This attitude helps them shed stress and diffuse arguments before they start.

    Drink Goat’s Milk and Eat Sardinian Longevity Foods
    Sardinians consume milk and cheese, not from dairy cows but from goats. The goats in this region have a unique quality

    . They eat dwarf curry, a plant currently used in the U.S. to make anti-inflammatory drugs.

    Sardinians also consume large quantities of dark red wine, fava beans, and barley.

    Just Walk
    You don’t need to run marathons to get and stay healthy! Sardinian centenarians walked long distances their entire lives and suffer from half as many fractures as their Italian counterparts. Men here work typically as shepherds, walking miles a day over the rough terrain with their flocks.Lessons from Sardinia

    * Eat a plant-based, bean rich diet accented with pecorino (sheep cheese) and goat’s milk, using meat as an accent, rather than the main dish.

    * Put family first. People who have strong family ties have lower rates of depression and stress.

    * Respect and celebrate elders. Grandparents can help raise healthier, better adjusted children by providing love, wisdom and motivation.

    * Take a walk. Sardinian shepherd walk 5 miles a day. Regular exercise can boost mood and benefits muscle and bone metabolism.

    * Drink a glass of red wine. Cannanau, a Sardinian red wine, has three times the level of antioxidants and flavonoids compared to other wines. This makes it particularly beneficial for heart health.


    * Laugh with friends. The word, ‘sardonic,’ or wry sense of humor,
    originates in Sardinia. Gathering daily to laugh with friends is key to shedding daily stresses.
     
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    From what I understand the Sardinians are genetically different from all other pple on Earth. That must be a big part of it too.
     
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    Not really. Even though they've been isolated for thousands of years, they have close genetic similarities with other Mediterranean and Pyreneean people such as Provencals and Basques. Likely their genetics do contribute to their longevity but take a look at the lifestyle of walking in the hills all day, strong social connections, sense of purpose, healthy food, etc.
     
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