People in this remote valley live to 100—they follow 5 distinct diet and lifestyle habits for longevity

February 17, 2024

A Wakhi woman and her yak in Avgarch Village, one of the oldest settlements of Hunza Valley that's only accessible by foot. In a little-known mountainous area called Hunza Valley, located far north of Pakistan, people seem to defy all medical odds. They consume apricot seeds and oilApricot trees are one of the most important local crops in the valley. Studies have shown that apricot seeds can help fight cancer and other sources of inflammation in the body, in part due to a compound called amygdalin. A shiny, dark-grey liquid, "Hunza water" has long held the interest of scientists.