Hunzas bathe in cold water, even on a temperature of 15 degrees below zero, and they have children even when they are 65 years old. To reach 120 years, is normal for them…
At the International Congress for carcinogenic diseases in Paris, held in August 1977, experts announced that “the data of geocancerology (science for cancer research in different parts of the world), showed a complete absence of cancer in only one nation – Hunzas”.
The situation in this nation is still the same, people who become ill are rare and the average age is 120 years. Hunzas are ancient people who are situated on the border of Pakistan and India in the Hunza River valley which is surrounded by sharp cliffs of the Himalayas.
The place where they live is known also as the “oasis of youth” because of the incredible longevity, and youthfulness.
Hunzas bathe in cold water, even on a temperature of 15 degrees below zero, and they have children even when they are 65 years old.
In summers they eat raw fruits and vegetables, and in winters they consume dried apricots, sprouted grains and cheese. There is a period when Hunzas do not eat absolutely anything.
This period is known as the “hungry spring” when the fruit is not ripe yet, this period lasts 2-4 months, and during this period Hunzas consume only juice from dried apricots.
Proteins are entered in the smallest possible quantities, and in average they consume 1,933 calories daily, of which 50g are proteins, 36g are fats and 365g are carbohydrates. From the experience of many foreigners who have moved into the valley of the River Hunza is concluded that the main factor of longevity of this nation is the healthy diet.
One Chinese newspaper in 1984 described a very interesting event. One person from Hunza, named Said Adbul Mobudu, confused all workers in the emigration department at the London Airport when he showed his passport.
He was, in fact, born in 1832 and had 152 years. He considered himself as a ward in the country of Hunza, and remembered events back from 1850.
Hunzas are extremely vital and agile, and they walk up to 20 kilometers a day and climb the cliffs without any special effort.
Here are some recipes that make them able to do that:
Apricots are full of potassium and sodium, vitamin A, and their seeds are rich in B-17, essential fats and amino acids. It is believed that the seeds of this fruit cure cancer.
Raw fruits, vegetables and grains:
Raw fruits, vegetables and grains are part of their daily menu, and with these foods they make real bread and pies. However, the baking takes a very short period of time in order to preserve the nutritional value. They eatmeat very rarely, almost never.
Chapati is bread which is an essential part of the Hunzas diet. They make it from the flour obtained from whole millet and buckwheat grains. The bread is made from two cups of flour, and two cups of grains, which the Hunzas grind between two stones to make them softer (in our circumstances a worthy replacement is the integral).
The flour is mixed with 1/4 teaspoon of salt, which is previously merged with the dried and crushed vegetables (celery, carrots …). They add half a cup of glacial milk or water enriched with minerals (the water should not be enriched with CO 2) in this mixture.
They do not add yeast in the dough, just oil. The mixture is divided into balls, which are rolled out in the form of flat pancakes, which resemble like Mexican tortillas. Sometimes women were baking on stones, but today they do that in metal containers.
The process is the same as the chapati bread is baked briefly, just a few minutes. Modern women in Hunza put molasses, oil, cinnamon and papaya in the mixture … everything that traditional Hunzas did not do.