Monday, July 16, 2012

Healthiest People in the World

Tonight I was wondering who the healthiest people in the world are. So I googled.

This is what I found first from here:
The Healthiest People in the World

I especially liked the 115 year old lady. I found it interesting that her key to health was to mind her own business - Great advice!!

Here are 3 groups of people that are the healthiest in the world:

"They are the Sardinians, residents of the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, the Okinawans, who live on the island of Okinawa off the coast of Japan, and a religious group, the Seventh Day Adventists. Each of these groups keeps a low-calorie diet composed primarily of fruits and vegetables.
If there's a diet that could be called the polar opposite of the Standard American Diet, then this one may be it. The Okinawans start by eating a minimum of seven servings of vegetables a day. In addition they eat two to four servings of fruit. (Are you with me so far?)
The group of islanders doesn't strictly follow the caveman pattern, though. They do eat some grains, mostly in the form of noodles, bread, and rice -- and just about all of them are whole grains.
The Sardinians and Seventh Day Adventists eat in a similar manner. And as a group, they not only experience an amazing longevity, but experience very few degenerative diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and so on and so on. This diet has been shown to reduce high blood pressure, reduce high triglyceride counts because you are not eating starches and allows your body to better regulate insulin which helps the diabetic person."
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