Did you know that the Hunza people are famous worldwide for unique longevity and an incomparable state of health? Their habits, diet, and the quality of food would be determining factors.
Hunza people live in the valley of the river Hunza in the north of Pakistan. The town of Hunza is formed by women and men of a unique longevity. They are cheerful, healthy and very strong people. The Hunza people live on average 100 years of age, which led various anthropologists to study more about their lifestyle, rituals, thoughts and customs.
Friendliness and respect are really important values for these people. This actually distances them from anger, stress, and fights. They consume vegetarian food that keeps them strong and healthy. For these people, exercise is essential, because they walk long daily walks in search of food. They almost never get sick, they haven’t heard of tumors or other common infections for us.
Today we will reveal you in details why the Hunza people are believed to be the oasis of youth and how do they manage to stay in good condition.
What is the secret of the Hunza people?
The secret of these people hides their healthy lifestyle. Their diet is rich in carbohydrates and fruits, and they almost never consume proteins. During the summer Hunza people consume a lot of raw fruits and vegetables. During the winter they eat sheep cheese, dried apricots, and grains such as wheat, barley, and millet. They eat meat once or twice a year, chicken or lamb.
The Hunza people traditionally make obligatory fasts where it consumes only on apricot juices. This happens just before the fruit matures, as a sort of waiting for ritual. According to some experts, the habit of eating a lot of apricots would be what protects them from cancer. The apricot seeds which used to make oil contain vitamin B17.
The Hunza people never stand still. They walk between 15 and 20 kilometers searching for herbs, food and for walks. Even the oldest people take part in these tours, without any pain or discomfort.
The baths with ice water are the third factor that many experts claim beneficial. Hunza people always take a dip in the river although the river water is near 0 °.
The Hunza people maintain the highest literacy rate, compared to other inhabitants of Pakistan. These people celebrate tolerance, courtesy, and wisdom. Some travelers say that you will never see a Hunza with a sad face, with an unfriendly deal or harm a neighbor. They celebrate respect in a joyful way and all inhabitants guard themselves equally. The Hunza people do not force their women to cover their faces.