Energetic and strong members of the Hunza people are smiling all the time. Hunza members have youthful appearance and that is why many people are stunned by their age. Apricot is consumed a lot by this interesting people.
They look like as they are not from this planet, but they are. Mountains in northern Pakistan are their homes, there are around 87,000 inhabitants, and are so unusual because their average life expectancy is around hundred years. Many of them spend their life without any kind of problems. It is well-known fact that some of them lived for 160years. They hardly ever get ill, tumors are something they are not familiar with, they have a very youthful appearance, and Hunza women have babies even when they turn 65.
They are living proof of how diet and lifestyle affect humans.
Hunza take bathe in icy water, even if it is below zero. They eat the food only that they are growing. They eat raw fruits and vegetables, nuts, eat a lot of dried apricots, a variety of cereals (mainly millet, buckwheat and barley), legumes and less cheese, milk and eggs.
They walk a lot but eat little
They never eat snack, only breakfast and lunch. They pass 15-20 kilometers a day by walking. They don’t eat meat very often only twice a year and they consume little lamb or chicken through the year. And they smile a lot.
In a period of 2-4 months they don’t eat anything, but only a juice of dried apricot. It is in their old tradition and they respect it. They are fasting in the period when the fruit are not ripe yet. Some doctors recognize that their diet and periods of fasting are to blame for their health and long life.
Their habit to eat a lot of apricots might be the reason they are immune to tumors. Apricot seeds contain high amounts of vitamin B-17 that has anti-cancer properties. They also use the seeds to make oil. They only use small amounts, otherwise it could be dangerous. The more apricot trees a family has, the more prestigious they are. However, there are unhealthy industrial foods today (among them as well) as a result of which caries and gastrointestinal problems occurred.
These strong people claim that they are descendants of Alexander the Great and his soldiers. The media talked about Said Abdul Mobudu in 1984 who was one of the Hunza people. He came to airport in London and confused the policed when he showed his passport and it said he was born in 1832.