50 Secrets of the World's Longest Living People

50 Secrets of the World's Longest Living People

by Sally Beare


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50 Secrets of the World's Longest Living People by Sally Beare

Today we are living longer than ever before, and a few of us can expect to live to 100 or more. But many people feel that they will inevitably suffer the diseases of old age in their final years. Pharmaceutical companies have spent billions of dollars trying to find a cure for the "diseases of aging"—they may have found ways to stem some of the symptoms, but they have yet to find a panacea. Yet there are places in the world where, all along, people have commonly lived to 100 or more without suffering so much as a headache. How do they do it? The answer is simple: through sound dietary habits and balanced, healthy lifestyles. The 50 Secrets of the World's Longest Living People looks at the nutrition and lifestyle mores of the world's five most remarkable longevity hotspots—Okinawa, Japan; Bama, China; Campodimele, Italy; Symi, Greece; and Hunza, Pakistan—and explains how we too can incorporate the wisdom of these people into our everyday lives. It offers each of the secrets in detail, provides delicious, authentic recipes, and outlines a simple-to-master plan for putting it all together and living your best, and longest, life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781569243480
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 01/09/2006
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 798,282
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 5.37(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Sally Beare was born in the UK and was educated at St. Paul's Girls' School in London and at Durham University, England, where she obtained a bachelor's degree in Combined Arts (English, Psychology and Russian Literature). She has worked as an environmental campaigner, a teacher at a secondary school, and a television researcher and producer. She decided to become a nutritionist after a dramatic improvement in her own life and health resulted from changing her diet and she subsequently studied at the British College of Nutrition and Health in London. She currently lives in Islamabad, Pakistan, with her husband and their daughter.

Table of Contents

Part 1The World's Five Longevity Hot Spots
1Okinawa-Island of World-Record Longevity1
2Symi-Home of Truly Ancient Greeks9
3Campodimele-Village of Eternal Youth17
4Hunza-"Happy Land of Just Enough"27
5Bama-Where Longevity Medicine Grows39
Part 2The Fifty Secrets
1Eat Until You Are Only Eight Parts Full49
2Consume Five to Seven Servings of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables a Day53
3Choose Buckwheat, Brown Rice, and Other Whole Grains59
4Eat Sprouted Wheat Bread66
5Use Hemp67
6Eat Meat as a Treat69
7Prepare Your Meat Right76
8Choose Organic Goat's and Sheep's Cheese79
9Be Full of Beans86
10Have a Good Egg87
11Find Good Fats in Fish91
12Have a Handful of Nuts and Seeds Daily97
13Choose the Wonder Oil-Extra-Virgin Olive Oil104
14Beware of Fats in Disguise106
15Use Garlic and Onions-Nature's Healers110
16Discover the Power of Crunchy Vegetables112
17Keep Aging Away with a Salad a Day115
18Give Thanks for Sweet Potatoes118
19Enjoy Pizza ... Guilt Free120
20Snack on Apricots and Apricot Kernels123
21Find Long Life in a Bowl of Berries125
22Have Yogurt for Very Friendly Bacteria128
23Eat Fermented Foods134
24Choose Soy-the Traditional Way138
25Sprout Your Own Superfoods141
26Eat Magical Mushrooms143
27Remember Your Herbs146
28Don't Pass the Salt148
29Go Organic and Avoid "Frankenfoods"152
31Beware the Pastry Counter160
32Have a Glass of Red Wine with Dinner165
33Make Time for Tea-Green Tea168
34Drink Water-the Most Essential Nutrient171
35Combine Your Foods173
36Spring-Clean with Juices and Saunas177
37Supplement Your Diet182
38Exercise, Exercise, Exercise192
39Get Your Daily Dose of Sunshine197
40Jog Your Memory200
41Breathe-and Hum202
42Sit Still and Do Nothing205
43Have Faith208
44Laugh It Off210
45Sing in the Shower213
46Give Help to Others215
47Marry-or Get a Dog217
48Invite a Friend219
49Avoid the SAD-the Standard American Diet221
Part 3Putting It All Together
The Secrets of Living Long in Summary229
Aging Substances to Avoid231
Tips for Using the Secrets237

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50 Secrets of the World's Longest Living People 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It is a handbook to a healthy life style. I followed the advice the author gives for over 6 months now and I feel great. I cut on meat and try to eat a salad every day. Give it try!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago