Who are Hunza people?
They are a small population of people who live in the Northern part of India and they are also known as Burusho people. According to Burusho legend, people of Hunza descend from Baltir, the village that was founded when the army of Alexander the Great left behind sick soldiers in the valley as they could not keep up.
Hunza people are thought to be the healthiest people on Earth and their average life expectancy is 120 years. It is not strange for their women to give birth at the age of 60. They have particular lifestyle: they are very active, they have baths in cold water and their main diet is fruit and vegetables in raw form and their meals are always small.
One British researcher reported:
“The Hunza has no known incidence of cancer. They have an abundant crop of apricots. These they dry in the sun and use largely in their food”.
According to research, apricots of Hunza Valley are said to be the key behind the absence of tumors. The Hunzas eat large amounts of fruit which is rich in Amygdalin (vitamin B-17). Amygdalin is widely known for its anticancer properties.
There is a popular tradition where they don’t consume anything else but only drink apricot juice from dried apricots in the period of two to four months. It’s a kind of fasting during the period when fruits are not ripe for harvest.
So why not follow some of their healthy habits and change our own lifestyle?