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7 Countries With the Healthiest People

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4. Okinawa

Okinawa is a Prefecture or sub national jurisdiction of Japan. However, itís worth mentioning it separately because itís widely believed to have the healthiest people on Earth. According to the Okinawa Centenarian Study, centenarian ratios may be the world’s highest at approximately 50 per 100,000 people. The country is also home to many super centenarians, people that reach the age of 110 years old. Okinawans attribute their not only long, but healthy, happy lives to eating tons of local fruits and vegetables, as well as large quantities of tofu and seaweed. Their lives also include rigorous daily activity and relatively low stress.

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8:25AM PDT on Jul 19, 2014

saying it is about eating less meat is just plain biased and not true. In countries like iceland and finland they eat tons of meat, like reindeer, shark, sheep, and yes fish. Pretty sure new zealand is famous for lamb.

6:25AM PDT on Apr 20, 2014

The reason why these populations are especially healthy is because of the daily consumption of fish, but not because of their protein content. Rather, the fish are also the only dietary source of vitamin D. Most of the ailments reducing population health globally are caused by vitamin D deficiency.

Check out my website (http://www.leonardogreenfield.com/) for a full explanation of vitamin D deficiency and its effects on human health

6:25AM PDT on Apr 20, 2014

The reason why these populations are especially healthy is because of the daily consumption of fish, but not because of their protein content. Rather, the fish are also the only dietary source of vitamin D. Most of the ailments reducing population health globally are caused by vitamin D deficiency.

Check out my website (http://www.leonardogreenfield.com/) for a full explanation of vitamin D deficiency and its effects on human health

6:25AM PDT on Apr 20, 2014

The reason why these populations are especially healthy is because of the daily consumption of fish, but not because of their protein content. Rather, the fish are also the only dietary source of vitamin D. Most of the ailments reducing population health globally are caused by vitamin D deficiency.

Check out my website (http://www.leonardogreenfield.com/) for a full explanation of vitamin D deficiency and its effects on human health

6:25AM PDT on Apr 20, 2014

The reason why these populations are especially healthy is because of the daily consumption of fish, but not because of their protein content. Rather, the fish are also the only dietary source of vitamin D. Most of the ailments reducing population health globally are caused by vitamin D deficiency.

Check out my website (http://www.leonardogreenfield.com/) for a full explanation of vitamin D deficiency and its effects on human health

2:11PM PDT on Apr 10, 2014

Thank you!

11:36AM PST on Dec 18, 2013

I love reading about other places where people seem to be the happiest and healthiest. Maybe one day - I can only dream - Oklahoma (fat chance!:)) will join the list.

8:24PM PST on Nov 10, 2013

Thanks for posting this

12:40PM PDT on Sep 23, 2013

Thanks.

5:54AM PDT on Sep 23, 2013

Thanks for sharing!

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