Can you picture yourself doing Karate when you’re 70 years old?
How about when you’re 80?
History is filled with Karate masters who lived way beyond the average life expectancy.
The Okinawan Health Secret
Okinawa has the #1 life expectancy in the world.
It’s one of only five places in the world that qualify as a “blue zone”, which means that life expectancy is higher than average.
As you know – Okinawa is also the birthplace of Karate!
According to research, old Okinawans are good at avoiding heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and osteoarthritis. They also have youthful arteries and superb mental health.
Well, longevity is a combination of both genes and lifestyle factors (nature and nurture). Yet, only 20% of the credit goes to good genes.
The main reason Okinawans live longer is actually their diet!
How do we know they don’t have “super genes”?
Historically speaking, every Okinawan who’s over a hundred ate the same way. This was despite insane improvements in prosperity and wealth. By eating and living the way they always did, they lived beyond 100.
Yet, life expectancy began to change for the generation born after World War 2. Younger Okinawans ate more than they needed by an average of 200 calories. They also consumed more rice, bread, milk, and meat. The introduction of fast food also made things worse.
As a result, younger Okinawans have a higher risk of obesity. Their risk of chronic diseases heightened just by changing the way they ate!
You can find the full article HERE.