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WHAT THE WORLD'S LONGEST LIVING PEOPLE EAT AND DRINK?

 

THE IKIGAI DIET - A REVIEW


According to the World Health organization's report, Japan is the country which has the highest life expectancy of the people.  Okinawa, an area in Japan has the highest life expectancy of overall an average. Okinawa is said to be the most affected area in the World War II.  People were affected by hunger due to lack of resources during 1940s. They recovered themselves from the huge destruction and now they have the longest living citizens.

What they actually do? What makes them special in terms of their life expectancy?

Okinawa is a place in Japan where there is no train and people living there either use cycle or prefer to walk while travelling. This is followed by the Japanese people as it is the province, which is managed by the government.

MIRACLE DIET




People in Japan eat a wide variety of vegetables. They consume at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables. Minimum 7 types of fruits and vegetables on their daily basis. 30% of their calories comes from the vegetables. Their tables consist of colorful varieties of vegetables.

However, their primary food is White rice, which they consume on their daily basis. They also add noodles sometimes to their diet. 

Their foundation for a diet is grains. They rarely eat sugar if they consume sugar it is only cane sugar. Sugarcane has the several benefits on dietary effects as they have antioxidant property. Eating a bit of sugar after meal avoids tooth decay.

STUDIES OF MAKATOO SUZUKI

  • Sugars are less on their diet. i.e. One third of their diet.
  • Salt 7grsms per day.
  • Few calories food intake.
  • Fish 3 times per week.
  • Lot of legumes and beans.


SANPIN-CHA

Sanpin cha  - a mix of green tea and jasmine flowers. In addition to the antioxidant property of green tea, Jasmine has varied benefits such as they strength immune system and relieve stress. Studies says that Jasmine tea reduces blood cholesterol levels. They drink on an average of three cups of jasmine tea.


GREEN TEA & WHITE TEA 

Green tea plays an important role in longevity. It protects from UV damage, promotes good bone health and prevents against bacterial infection.

White tea has a high concentration of polyphenols which prevents aging. It has the greatest antioxidant power with is equal to dozen of fruit juices. 

Drinking either green tea or white tea everyday reduces free radicals in the body which keep the body young.


SHIKUWASA

Shikuwasa, a citrus fruit which is widely found in Ogimi, a village in Okinawa. Shikuwasa juice is taken after diluting it with water. Their taste lies between lime and orange. As all citrus fruits have high levels of nobility which is a flavnoid, consuming nobiletin protects cancer, type 2 diabetes and obesity.

They also contain Beta carotene, vitamin C & B1 and minerals. They are used in many dishes and widely used in parties as they also serve as a cake.


SO EAT LESS, LIVE LONGER!

Calorie restriction is a very effective way to keep your body younger. Eating more calorie rich food makes one to be lethargic and body is unable to digest the food frequently. Though we don't have any accurate study on calorie restriction based on longevity, but the data increasingly give information on adequate calorie restrictions will be a protective effect against obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart diseases. Mountain 5:2 is his best way, i.e., fasting one or two days every week and eating normally for the remaining five days.