The word Tsimane is pronounced “chee-may-nay”. Researchers found Tsimane people in the forests of Bolivia, Amazon, have the healthiest hearts in the world. Their diet consist of high amount of carbohydrates. They consume rice, manioc and corn plantain, with a small amount of wild game and fish. They daily chore goes with – six hours exercise – every day.
Healthiest Hearts In The World
The Research says An Tsimane man in its 80’s had the same vascular age when compared to an American in their mid-fifties. They have lowest levels of vascular aging for any population, plus chance of arteries disease coronary atherosclerosis is being five times less common than in the US. Heart attacks, strokes and similar heart related disease.
Senior anthropology author, Professor Hillard Kaplan, from University of New Mexico, USA said that, “Our study shows that the Tsimane indigenous South Americans have the lowest prevalence of coronary atherosclerosis of any population yet studied” . However, about 16000 Tsimane hunt for fish and farm for food, near by Maniqui River in Bolivian lands.
Although, thousand years ago humans lived what Tsimane are living now. Hunting Lifestyle of Tsimane people may be tough for normal people. Thus, Tsimane diet consist of: 17% of total diet Wild pig, tapir, and the world’s largest rodent – capybara Farming rice, maize, manioc root(like sweet potato) and plantains. Nuts and fruits 7% of diet is fishes in freshwater – piranha and catfish Nutrition they get: 14% calories from protein(lean meat) and 72% from carbohydrates 14% of fat.
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Excercise/Work: 17000 on an average steps every day for men and 16000 steps for women. 15000+ steps for people over 60 years or more. Dr Gregory Thomas, a researcher, Long Beach Memorial medical center in California says that,”They achieve a remarkable dose of exercise”.
Research conducted: Hence, Scientist scanned 705 hearts of people in a CT scanner after scanning mummies(dead bodies) for coronary artery calcium (CAC). Thus, CAC means amount of calcium in coronary arteries of your heart. Upto 45 year old had no signs of CAC By age of 75. Two-thirds of Tsimane are CAC-free(80% Americans having CAC signs).
Hence, “This study suggests that coronary atherosclerosis could avoided if people adopted some elements of the Tsimane lifestyle. Such as keeping their LDL cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar very low, not smoking and being physically active,” said senior cardiology author Dr Gregory S. Thomas, Long Beach Memorial Medical Centre, USA.
“It is much lower than in every other population where data exists”. However, Michael Gurven, a professor of anthropology at University of California, Santa Barbara said to BBC. Experts suggested that “eating a healthy diet very which is low in saturated fat and comprised full of unprocessed products, not smoking and being active lifelong”.