Do you want to live a longer life? Without cashing out money on high-end expensive treatments? Newly formulated products? Or regular therapeutic trips to different commercial spaces? If you think it seems impossible, well, think again as you are about to know the secret to a longer life!
According to the United Nations, the global average life expectancy rose at its peak of 72.6 years old in 2019. 1 This is by far the longest life expectancy that we have achieved after 1950. In line with this, some areas in the world still live a longer life expectancy than most places. These are called blue zones. 2
These blue zones are areas that hold different lifestyles and cultures that are unique only to them, and their practices are said to be connected to having a higher life expectancy.
One of these blue zones is Okinawa in Japan, a region that houses the longest-lived women in the world. In fact, for every 100,000 inhabitants in this region, there are 68 centenarians or people who live at least 100 years old. Also, Japan is the second country that has the highest life expectancy in the world with 84.67 years old in 2019.
Okinawans credit their longevity to a mantra from Confucius that is recited before meals "Hara hachi bu." This mantra always prompts them to stop eating when they are almost full, thus, preventing themselves from overeating. Also, they are family-oriented people and implied that living longer would make them feel more accomplished in life.
So, what if I told you that one of the secrets of the longevity of the Okinawans is their diet? And that you will find out about their secret diet in this guide?
In the following guide, you will discover...
¿ What the "Okinawa diet" is
¿ How to eat like an Okinawan
¿ How to live like the Okinawans
¿ How to plan meals as if you are Okinawan
¿ How to maintain the Okinawan lifestyle