Live long and prosper, the secrets of the Hunza
By Adrian Cooper
Over the decades, there have been countless debates about what constitutes the best diet for heath, vitality and longevity. While each group will continue to argue their own choices, biases and opinions, there is absolutely no disputing real, live, irrefutable, verifiable evidence, as shown by the Hunza people of the Himalayas.
While most know that the ideal diet consists largely of raw fruits, vegetables and whole foods, there has always been vehement opposition from those who choose to eat meat, dairy, processed foods and junk foods, trusting their health and fate to the medical industry. There is even stronger opposition from incestuous, greedy food and drug industries, supported by the FDA, which cares nothing for real people.
All arguments become moot when presented with evidence so compelling that it is beyond dispute.
Such evidence comes from the Hunza people, a large community who for countless generations have enjoyed a lifestyle exemplified by the following remarkable facts:
• Not considered to be mature until 100 years of age.
• Live up to 140 years or more.
• Hunza men of 90 years or more routinely father children.
• 80-year-old women rarely appear more than 40 years.
• Enjoy perfect health – disease of any kind is virtually unknown.
• Remain completely healthy and active in every way until death.
• At 100 years or more still farm all day and routinely walk 12 miles.
Contrast this with the cancer-, disease- and obesity-ridden western society where even young children are contracting chronic diseases including cancer, many remaining sick for most of their shortened lives.
Surely no one can dispute real, live factual evidence that anyone can verify at first hand involving a large community over countless generations.
So what then are the secrets of the Hunza, which to them are no secrets but simply a normal lifestyle?
The Hunza live an active, healthy, relaxed lifestyle with a natural diet
Here are some of the main features of the diet and lifestyle of this community.
Nutrition: The Hunza are a self-sustaining farming community growing all their own food on terraces, which are shared out equally among families. The main foods are:
• Fruits: including apples, pears, blackberries, apricots and cherries.
• Vegetables: including potatoes, beans, peas, carrots, turnips, lettuce, squash and spinach.
• Nuts: including almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts and beechnuts.
• Grains: including wheat, buckwheat, millet and barley.
The Hunza very rarely eat meat, not having suitable grazing land. They also eat few dairy products. What they do eat is fermented to keep fresh, also providing probiotics.
Pure air: Live in a totally pollution-free environment in pristine, fresh air.
Pure water: Drink pristine, pollution-free, alkaline glacial mountain water.
Abundant exercise: Working the farms and walking an average of 12 miles per day.
Sunlight: Daily exposure to natural light and energy from the sun.
Rest and relaxation: Adequate sleep, rest and relaxation as required.
Positive mindset: Totally stress-free mindset that affirms life and living.
The Hunza are, and have been for countless generations, living, verifiable, empirical proof that a natural diet and healthy lifestyle are all that human beings require to live a very long, healthy, happy life, free of stress and disease of any kind.
The Hunza are also living proof that health, vitality and longevity is our natural state of being, and that disease, stress and misery are the completely unnatural consequences of a “modern lifestyle” that puts processed junk and convenience foods with excessive meat, dairy and fats, doctors, pharmaceuticals and other modern abominations first.