|It is a fact, that Okinawa, leads the world,
in health and longevity. Let's make a study of the elderly
Okinawan men and women's "secret of longevity". We
can all benefit from a healthy and long life.
Secret of Okinawan Longevity - by Yukio Yamori, Kyoto University
|◎There are several recipes in Okinawan cooking requiring
the use of pork, which is far greater than anywhere else
in Japan. Often, the pork is boiled to remove the fat.
◎Okinawan kelp consumption is the greatest in all Japan. Kelp is very nutritious,
containing dietary fibers and several minerals that is good for health.
◎The intake of the salt is the least in Japan, which prevents apoplexy
and stomach cancer.
◎There are various food dishes which contain soybeans, which is high in
Yukio Yamori is convinced that longevity is not hereditary. The Okinawan
diet shows that being considerate about your diet and your method of food
preparation, is beneficial for a long healthy life. The Okinawan traditional
diet, promotes longevity.
Additionally, study results of the world longevity, reveals as follows.
An inventor of the hypertension rat. He joined the study team of
WHO to analyzed in detail about the diet situation in 58 areas
of 25 countries.
ten secrets of longevity.
("The Secret of Logevity" by Yukio Yamori)
|1.Reduction of the
intake of salt.
Salt causes hypertension, arteriosclerosis, and myocardial / cerebral infarction.
The diet of the Masai in which rarely use salt, is extremely healthy.
of the intake animal fat.
In the longevity regions, like the Caucasus or Okinawa, people tend to
avoid ingesting great amounts animal fat, since the meat is either roasted
on a skewer, or boiled. The ingestion both salt and fat together quickens
arteriosclerosis. (It can be said that the salt tea and butter tea in Tibet
and Nepal are "the foods of short-lives.")
of vegetables and fruits.
People in the longevity regions, like the Caucasus, the Mediterranean Sea,
and the oasis in the Silk Road eats plenty of raw or dry vegetables and
fruits. On the contrary, there are many people with shorter lives in Nepal
and Tibet, where poor harvesting for vegetable and fruits reduces the length
of their lives.
of dairy products such as milk and yogurt.
The yogurt in the Caucasus or the milk in the Masai
tribe contains good protein. These proteins are the origin
of longevity. Fermented milk, like
yogurt raises good bacteria for the intestines.
in the Caucasus or the milk in the Masai tribe contains
good protein. These proteins are the origin of longevity.
Fermented milk, like yogurt raises good bacteria for the
In Mediterranean area, the trace elements such as taurine from fish, unsaturated
fatty, iron, and copper, are impelled to a healthy life. Tofu cuisine using
soybeans are important protein source in Guiyang of China and Okinawa.
On the contrary, small consumption of fish reduces the length of peoples
lives in Tibet, Nepal or Finland.
of foods and a well-balanced diet.
There is not, one magic food for long lives.
It is not very good idea to eat only one food, even if this is a healthy
food. Too much of one food is not recommended. Eating a variety of healthy
foods is beneficial to a balanced diet.
To maintain fitness and to stay healthy, you had
better have exercise that breaks you into a sweat. Continue
hard work even you get old.
The elderly person in the Caucasus is very fine, because of their hard
|8.Thinking the nutrient
of food and leaning positively about what kind of eating
method is good for the health.
in the importance of social and family networking.
Dining socially together with your friends and family is of great importance.
In longevity regions, people always eat happily together in a large gathering.
free living. Not worrying about petty things, thinking
positive, and enjoying the pleasures of life.
The people who affirm the present situation and think yourself has full
of energy, will live longer. Promoting a positive attitude toward to
your life is of great importance.