The Hunza people are always strong and happy. They look young and their age lives us stunned. Apricot is the main food in their diet. These people live in the mountains in Northern Pakistan. There are more than 85,000 people and their average life span is 100 years. Many Hunza people live until the age of 120 and they have no health issues. There are also records that some people have reached the age of 160. There are not familiar with cancer and women often give birth at the age of 65.
In summer they eat raw fruits and vegetables, and in winter eat dried apricots, sprouted grains and cheese. There is a period when the Hunza do not eat absolutely nothing. This period is known as the “hungry spring” when the fruit is not yet ripe and lasts 2-4 months, and during this period the Hunza consume only juice dried apricots.
Proteins are entered in the smallest possible quantities, entered into a daily average of 1,933 calories, of which 50 g protein, 36 g fat and 365 g carbohydrate. From the experience of many foreigners newcomers who have moved into the valley of the River Hunza, they concluded that the main factor in longevity of life of this nation – healthy diet.
One Chinese newspaper in 1984 described a very interesting event. One of Hunza, named Said Adbul Mobuda, baffled all workers emigration department at London Airport when he showed his passport. He is, in fact, was born in 1832 and had 152 years. He considered himself a resident in the country of Hunza, but still remembered the events of 1850.
Hunza are extremely vital and happy, walk 20 km a day and climb the cliffs without any special effort.
Here are some recipes for which they do it:
Apricots are full of potassium and sodium, vitamin A, to B-17 seeds, and essential fats and amino acids. It is believed that the seeds of this fruit cure cancer.
Raw fruits, vegetables and grains:
Are part of the daily menu, and of these foods are the real bread and pies. However, heat treatment is very short, so as to preserve nutritional value. Eat meat very rarely, almost never.
Chapati bread and is an essential part of the diet Hunza. They make it from the flour obtained from the whole grain millet and buckwheat. Bread is made from two cups of flour, cereals Hunza milled between two stones to anything softer (in our circumstances worthy replacement integral). Flour mixed with 1/4 teaspoon salt that had previously merged with the dried and crushed vegetables (celery, carrots …). To the mixture is added half a cup of glacial milk or water enriched with minerals (not water enriched with CO2). The batter does not add yeast, just oil. The mixture divided into balls, which rolled out in the form of flat pancakes which are reminiscent of Mexican tortillas. Sometimes women were burned on the stone, and today in metal containers. The process is the same as chapati baked briefly, just a few minutes. Modern women Hunza mixture placed in molasses, oil, cinnamon, papaya … everything traditional Hunza did not.