Scientists still do not know exactly what the secret of eternal youth and longevity.”Secrets of Healthy Women in The World“, Most of the opinion that the neighborhood is affected life expectancy. One obvious example is in the Mediterranean. To reduce the risk of heart disease, the population there is many cattle and goats consuming olive oil. Japanese diet is also suspected to be able to make its citizens to live to 100 years without cancer. Researchers have collected a lot of data from various parts of the world women are up to 100 years old but still active.
According to the researcher, Dan Buettner, author of ‘The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Lived the Longest Who’ve, healthy region is called the Cold Spot, the regions with the typical Western low disease such as heart disease, depression , and cancer.
- Secrets of French women to stay slim; French women can eat butter and cream without fear of weight gain due to control portions. In addition, consumption of fresh fruit rich in antioxidants and chew food slowly is also a secret. French women tend to go everywhere on foot. Streets and old buildings in France a lot down the stairs and no elevator, said Steven Jonas, MD, professor of preventive medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York. It may be that the trend was due to the high price of fuel in there so that people are more motivated to walk. All of this makes French women have heart disease and obesity incidence is low, amounting to 12% compared to the U.S. as much as 36%.
- Scandinavian women eating their own livestock; Northern European traditional food philosophy is to eat what is around. The key word is local and fresh products. Northern Europeans are a lot of eating fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, birds and deer from cattle farmers. Typical diet is called the Nordic diet resulted in lower rates of obesity, which is an average of 8%. Although it gets less sunlight, people of Iceland and Scandinavia less likely to suffer from depression than Americans. Suspected culprits are the omega-3. Scandinavian populations also tend to consume more energy when farming and gathering food. This is one form of physical exercise that will not be found in the United States, said Amy Lanou, PhD, a nutritionist from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington, DC.
- Family values of Japan; An island in Japan, Okinawa, known as the area has a population of over 100 years old in the world. The death rate from breast cancer 80% lower than in the U.S., as well as ovarian or colon cancer. Levels of people with dementia and heart disease are also much lower. The secret is in the eating (hara hachi bu), which eat up to 80% before the full. Spiritualists who practice a lifestyle of prayer and meditation also have an impact on stress reduction. The low rate of cancer incidence is believed to be due to the consumption of fiber-rich foods such as vegetables and fruits, plus a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids and consume less milk and meat. Equally important is a sense of connectedness with the community. In Okinawa, there is strong social support, family cohesion and the preservation of values that continue to be active in the community. It can reduce stress, prevent disease and make life long, said Buettner.
- Eat lots of good fats in the Mediterranean; Mediterranean diet much touted beneficial for longevity and lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. This diet consumes lots of good fats such as olive oil, nuts and fish, plus lean protein, fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants as well as wine in moderation. On the island of Ikaria island in Greece like, very easy to find large families under one roof and cook meals together. Moreover, these activities are part of everyday life, not a necessity as seen in the gym