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The people of Hunza, called Hunzakuts, are famous for robust health, longevity, valor, and self-reliance. Lifespan often exceeds 100. Some attribute this health to "a simple diet of fresh food, no coffee or tea, no sugar, plenty of fruit, lots of minerals in the drinking water, and delicate meat in the winter only, from goats fed of the finest grass and herbs...they worked hard in the summer and climbed in the mountains for exercise and danced in the winter...there was little mental stress.
Some attribute this health to "a simple diet of fresh food, no coffee or tea, no sugar, plenty of fruit, lots of minerals in the drinking water, and delicate meat in the winter only, from goats fed of the finest grass and herbs...
A key to the how and why to Hunzakut longevity and cancer-free living is their daily diet. Rich in isothiocyanates and other powerful cancer fighters, such ingredients are found in over 60% of the earth's naturally grown foods. Interestingly, such cancer fighers seem to be most concentrated when grown in soils extremely mineral rich, such as those irrigated with glacial milk. Glacial milk water is the spring time mountain waters.
Apricots Are Hunza Gold Of all their organically-grown food, perhaps their favorite, and one of their dietary mainstays, is the apricot. Apricot orchards are seen everywhere in Hunza, and a family's economic stability is measured by the number of trees they have under cultivation. They eat their apricots fresh in season, and dry a great deal more in the sun for eating throughout the long cold winter. They puree the dried apricots and mix them with snow to make ice cream.
Besides apricots, the Hunzakut also grow and enjoy apples, pears, peaches, mulberries, black and red cherries, and grapes. From these fruits, the Hunzakut get all the vitamin C they need, as well as the other nutritional richness of fresh fruit, including energy from the fruit sugars. From the grapes, they also make a light red wine that helps make their simple fare into more of a real "meal".
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