Have you heard of the Hunza Valley?
The population of Hunza is largely free of disease and chronic illness, thus prospering well into their later years without huge health complications.
In fact, they have the longest lifespan in the world - bragging rights include ages well into the 120s-140s.
The Hunza population isn't just healthy; these people are notoriously smart, with a literacy rate of over 95%, and they are known for being incredibly friendly and gracious.
You might not believe it, but the secret is in the water.
There are many factors to longevity, but the bulk of the research done on this population comes down to Hunza water.
What is Hunza Water?
It's likely obvious that Hunza water's name originated in its location, but this term has evolved to mean something more than that.
While you know where to find it, sourcing it (or making it on your own) isn't limited to the Hunza Valley of Pakistan.
Think about your water being alive. Kinda creepy, right?
Well, its liveliness translates into your liveliness, so it's good to embrace the facets that give Hunza water its distinct vigor.
Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Henri Coanda - also known as "the father of fluid dynamics" just so happens to know a lot about water, in case you couldn't tell.
In fact, he spent six decades studying Hunza water in an attempt to unearth just what it is about the stuff that literally gives people life.
He actually studied it for so long, that he retired in the midst of it at 78.
Not to worry, though; he passed on his extensive research to Patrick Flanagan who was deemed one of the most promising scientists by LIFE Magazine.
The point is, Hunza water has some serious facts to back up its anti-aging claims.
What did they find out?
Drinking water from the glacial streams of the Himalaya Mountains is perhaps the closest we can get to drinking from the Fountain of Youth.
The technical source of Hunza water is water that comes from melted glaciers.
Flanagan quickly found out that this was the only true common factor amongst the Hunza regions who all lived equally as long as one another.
In essence, this water has a few marked differences due to its source. Here is what Coanda and Flanagan found out.
All of these characteristics of the water are tied together.
Keep in mind, these are the findings of a science prodigy over decades, so the science runs pretty deep!
- It contains negatively-charged hydrogen ions- This is important because hydrogen is one of the most powerful antioxidants. This helps to neutralize free radicals in the body. In addition to living in a society with little to no pollution or environmental toxins, it's no wonder these people are living 120 years!
- Mineral colloids efficiently deliver nutrition- Basically, a specific "activator" reduces the size of the nutritional elements of Hunza water. However, it doesn't compromise the actual nutrition - it just makes it more compact, thus easier for the body's cells to receive.
- Lower surface tension- In essence, this means that Hunza water more closely resembles the water found around the cells in our body. This is getting a bit complicated, right? Here's why that matters...
- Increased "net charge"- Basically, fluids are able to move between cells, flush out toxins and absorb more water into the cells.
- High alkaline pH-This can naturally help the body to neutralize acids and regulate pH levels which have been linked to reducing the risk of cancer and - you guessed it - a longer life!