They became fascinating case studies of the unique region in which they live. The region, with its breathtaking year-round scenery and second to none hospitality was a popular, off-the-grid destination for American and European backpackers in the s, but the aftermath of September 11 pretty much eliminated tourism. Today, it's an idyllic, utopian environment of sorts. No one really knows how long the Hunza people live.
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They became fascinating case studies of the unique region in which they live. The region, with its breathtaking year-round scenery and second to none hospitality was a popular, off-the-grid destination for American and European backpackers in the s, but the aftermath of September 11 pretty much eliminated tourism.
Today, it's an idyllic, utopian environment of sorts. No one really knows how long the Hunza people live. Physicians examined the Hunza and made their best guesses to how old the people were.
Without focusing too much on documented maximum age, the truly extraordinary fact is that all reports of the Hunza mention that the elderly population is fit, full of vitality, and virtually free from disease, which still holds true to this day.
In short, exercise. The environment in which the Hunza live is mountainous and has extremely rough terrain. The villages are incredibly isolated and built into the cliffside; some villages are more than 1, years old. Hunza people have no choice but to navigate the rough passages and steep ridges. Farmable land also isn't always located directly next to the home. Some pastures are a two-hour trek from the village. Hunzas consume a mostly plant-based diet, eaten raw.
Because they are so isolated, the Hunza do not have access to a large amount of fuel for cooking food, nor are there many animals available for eating, so they plant what they can and gather the rest. Apricots, cherries, grapes, plums, and peaches are all cultivated by the Hunza.
In fact, some researchers have called the Hunza the happiest people on Earth. The Hunza have a certain passion and zest for life, perhaps brought on to some extent by their daily rigorous exercise and simple lifestyle.
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Six Secrets from the Hunzas to a Long and Healthy Life
We are living longer today than ever before, but we are also dying longer. Half of Americans age 65 orolder have one or more chronic diseases costing society more than a trillion dollars a year in medicalcare. This is not the case in the land of the Hunzas in Pakistan, however, where it is common people live healthy lives into their 90s without any chronic diseases. And what is their secret? Their diet, Dr.
The Hunza diet consists of a series of selective food and drink intake practiced by the Hunza people of northern Pakistan that is argued by some to be unique and have long lasting effects. The cooked meal, daal included with chappati , is included for dinner. It has also been advocated for being inexpensive and mostly self-producible. The Irish physician Robert McCarrison is believed to have traveled to this area during the days of the British Raj and tested this diet on rats in England. The results are claimed to have given the rats longer lasting lives.
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