Live to Hundreds” Nutritional recommendations tell us to take for risk reduction of chronic illnesses trying to choose foods or snacks, which are high in nutrients but low in calories. Based on this criterion, vegetables are the healthiest food on this planet with the highest concentration of nutrients; you get the most nutrients out of these calories. So what would happen if a population set up your whole vegetable diet? Perhaps it would rank among the most long-lived populations in the world.
Of course, whenever you hear about long-term nations, you have to make sure it’s verified because it can be hard to trace birth certificates from the 1890s. However, validation studies show that they have actually lived for so long. The traditional diet in Okinawa is based on vegetables, beans and other plants. The Okinawa diet is usually illustrated as follows: based on vegetables, beans and cereals, but fish and other meat are also a significant part. But if you look at their actual food intake, a more accurate representation would be this.
We know what they ate from the US National Archives, because the US Army was controlling Okinawa, until it was returned to Japan in 1972. And if you look at the traditional diet of more than 2,000 Okinawans, the composition is as follows: only 1% of their diet was fish; less than 1% of their diet was meat, and the same is true for eggs and dairy products. So more than 96% of their diet was of plant origin and over 90% of the whole plant foods were made – they ate very little processed foods.
And they were not just whole plant foods; most of the diet was vegetables and especially one kind: sweet potatoes. At the core of the Okinawan diet were purple and orange sweet potatoes. How does it taste? Is it something like a bitter gourd or a graviola?
But no, they’re sweet potatoes. So we have at least 90 percent of the whole plant food, which makes this diet highly anti-inflammatory, high in antioxidants. If you measure the level of oxidized fat in their system, there is conclusive evidence of less damage from free radicals. Maybe they have genetically better oxidation-inhibiting enzymes or something like that? No, their antioxidant enzyme activity is the same.
It’s caused by all those extra antioxidants, that they get from the diet. Most of their diets are vegetables! This means 8 to 12 times less death from heart disease than in the US.
You can see that in terms of mortality rates, they have gone beyond the chart space. Two to three times fewer colon cancer deaths, seven times fewer prostate cancer deaths and five and a half times lower risk of death from breast cancer.
Some of these protective influences may be due to their acceptance only about 1800 calories a day, but actually ate a lot food; the point is that all plant foods are calorically thinner. There is also a cultural norm that you should not overeat.
Vegetable character of diet but probably outweighs the effect of low calorie intake, because the only population that lives even longer than the Okinawan Japanese, it does not have meatless food only 98 percent; there is no meat at all.
They are Adventist vegetarians in California, with probably the highest life expectancy of all formally described populations. Adventist veggies, men and women, live on average about 83 and 86 years, which is comparable to Okinawan women, but more than Okinawan men.
The best of the best are Adventist vegetarians, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, which means that they do not smoke and do sports; they live to an average of 87, respectively. almost 90 years. This is about 10 to 14 years longer than the general population. Ten to 14 years more on this earth thanks to a simple lifestyle.
And this is happening now, in modern times, while the longevity of the Okinawan is past. There are more than a dozen KFCs in Okinawa. The amount of saturated fat has tripled. They switched from a lifestyle with virtually no cholesterol to a Big Mac amount.
Their sodium level tripled and now suffer from the same potassium deficiency as the Americans. They gain less than half the recommended minimum daily intake of 4700 mg per day. In two generations the Okinawan have passed from the slimmest Japanese to the fatest Japanese. As a result, interest has recovered by public health experts, who are trying to get Okinawan to eat Okinawan food.
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