Would you like to live a hundred years old without any of the aches and pains of ageing; without disease, poor eye-sight or dementia? Have you ever wanted to turn back time on your ageing skin? Do you want an instant facelift so that all the lines and wrinkles disappear?
Does it sound good?
There is a place where that might be possible.
Come and visit Yuzuri Hara, The Village of Long Life, two hours drive from Tokio where people routinely live into their nineties without any of the usual signs of ageing. In fact, more than ten percent of the villagers are 85 or older, this is many times other countries norm.
The villagers enjoy excellent health even though some of them have unhealthy habits, such as smoking or unprotected sun exposure.
Cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes – all these are practically unheard in this village.
This miracle compound and the amazing anti-ageing benefits found in their diet were discovered only a few years ago. The village locates in a hilly region which makes rice cultivation difficult. So the people rely on growing a variety of starchy root vegetables.
These villagers have found the secret of long life in their traditional diet, which is unique – the major contributing factor is the high level of hyaluronic acid and its precursors available in these foods.
The people in Yuzuri Hara harvest different carbohydrate-rich foods also rich in sticky starches that may prove healthier: things like satsumaimo, a type of sweet potato; satoimo, a sticky white potato; konyaku, a gelatinous root vegetable concoction; and imoji, a potato root.
These vegetable just happen to be rich in hyaluronic acid, and as a result of their diet, the people in this village have higher levels of hyaluronic acid than most people have in their bodies.
Many people have even managed to keep their skin from showing signs of ageing, the skin of people in their eighties and nineties feels like baby skin. Also, most of them can’t remember a single day being sick. People are active and work in their professions well into their eighties.
These locally grown starches help stimulate the body’s natural creation of hyaluronic acid which ageing bodies typically lose. This may ward off the ageing process by helping the cells of the body thrive and retain moisture, keeping joints lubricated, protecting the retina in the eyes,and keeping skin smooth and elastic.