Myth and Facts About Hunza People of Gilgit Baltistan
Who are Hunza People?
Hunza people also called Burosho people or Hunzakutz live in Hunza valley Gilgit Baltistan. They have their own separate language which is unique in the world. Buroshaski language has no connection with any language in the world. Besides language they have their own unique culture and tradition.
Here are some myths about Hunza people:
They live long more than 100 years. Average Hunza oldest persons are 110. Some are facts as hunza food contains lot of natural herbs, fruits and minerals, which keep them healthy. Besides this the unpolluted air,fresh water and hard work would increase their lifespan.
It is thought that Hunza people are cancer free. This may be a myth. But Hunza valley cancer myth is based on medical fact that is Apricot seeds contain vitamin B12. It is medically proved that Vitamin B12 can protect you from cancer. In Hunza people eat lot of apricot seeds. Beside this apricot has many products which are:
- Apricot Oil
- Apricot Jam
- Apricot Cake
- Dried Apricot
- Apricot Soup
Having Children after the age of 60
It is common to have children after the age of 60. This is common all over in Gilgit Baltistan.
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Usage of glacial water is the secret to their gorgeous skin and healthy lifestyle
Hunza people only drink and bath in the glacial water that comes directly from the glaciers which contains minerals. Glacial water contains lot of minerals including Potassium, calcium, iron and other useful minerals. As these come from natural sources so they act as natural agent, which makes them healthy. Hunza valley women, Hunza valley girl and men work hard. So they are healthy like sports men.
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Non Oily and Non Spicy Foods is The Reason of Longevity
Hunza people don’t eat too much oily and spicy foods. Most of the their foods are cooked without oil. They don’t consume too much spice and chilies.