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Saturday, April 26, 2014
Secret before bed longevity drink from Okinawa Japan
About Aging in Japan
Okinawa youth drink taken before bed.
A mix of honey, garlic, aloe vera and turmeric along with a native liquor. That's it!
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In Japan the elderly are generally treated with the utmost respect. Hello America! Many Japanese families have several generations living under one roof. This factor is believed to be one of the many reasons that the elderly in Japan live longer than any other population. In fact, there are more elderly citizens than young people in Japan. The population is comprised of more people over the age of 65 than any other age group.
The reason for the high population of senior citizens in Japan is that many Japanese live to be well over 100 years old. Some reasons attributed to the longevity include:
Strong community bonds
Plenty of exercise
Healthy, low-fat diet
Low stress way of life
One group of Japanese who have long life spans is those who live in Okinawa. The Okinawans believe that one mixture that they drink can cause them to live longer. The drink is a mix of honey, garlic, aloe vera and turmeric along with a native liquor. They drink this mixture before going to bed each night. In addition, the diet of those in Okinawa is mostly vegetarian, made up of lots of vegetables and soy protein, which are both low in calories and fat. This healthy diet helps Japanese citizens maintain a healthy weight, not to mention low cholesterol and blood pressure.
The Japanese also believe in working as long as they can. Many work until they are in their 80s and some even work until they reach 90 and beyond. A strong work ethic and a busy social life can be attributed to their long life span. Remaining active has been proven to be a positive factor for the elderly. Those who are elderly in Japan try to make the most out of their daily life and fill their days with enriching activities.