Longevity Recipes

Longevity Villages


The 5 well-known longevity villages in the world today that have been officially been recognized by the International Natural Medicine Society including the latest 6th village found in Japan are:

  1. Hunza of Pakistan

  2. Vilcabamba of Ecuador

  3. Georgia of Transcaucasia

  4. Heitian of Xingiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China

  5. Bama of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China

  6. Okinawa of Japan

The one common thing among these centenarians from these longevity villages are in the food they eat.  They are all healthy plant-based food that they grow themselves organically and are eaten fresh without any preservatives or chemical additives.  They rarely eat animal or high calorie foods and as a result they do not suffer cancer and other degenerative diseases.


The Hunzas of Pakistan loves beans and apricots pits.  Grains like barley, millet, wheat and buckwheat constitutes a large part of their diet.  They consume lots of fresh and raw fruits and vegetables.  Milk and cheese are consumed for its animal protein.  Meat are very rarely eaten except on special occasions like marriages or festivals.  Their preferred meat source is chicken rather than beef or mutton.  Yogurt and nuts like walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, beechnuts, etc also form an integral part of their diet.


The Vilcabamba of Ecuador eats fresh fruits and vegetables plucked from their gardens and eaten immediately on the same day.  The Vilcabamba diet also includes whole grains, seeds and nuts.  Again there are practically very little animal products in their diet.


The staple food of the people of Georgia in Transcaucasia are mainly porridge and corn bread.  They do not eat meat diets like bacon, ham or sausage.

Bama Yao Autonomous County in Guangxi, southwest China is a world-famous fifth longevity hometown.  Main food of the Bama people is yellow corn, beans, sweet potatoes, sweet potato leaves, hemp soup, polenta, vegetables and the oil produced from tea-oil trees.  They also fill their stomach up to 70-80% full only.

The Okinawans of Japan eats a lot of soy foods, whole grains, seaweed, fruits and vegetables which are grown organically by themselves.  They also eat fish with limited amounts of lean meat.  Similar to the Chinese in Bama, their culture is to also eat until 80% full only.  Stopping at 80% would be an effective way to avoid obesity problems.

Here are some easy healthy recipes from some of the longevity villages.  There are recipes from the Hunzas and from the Okinawans.  Learn the healthy longevity mochi recipes from the Okinawans of Japan.  Mochi is a traditional Japanese rice cake made from specially treated mochi glutinous rice pounded into paste and molded into shape.  It can also be made using mochiko flour which is flour made from mochi rice.  Mochiko flour is starchy but does not contain gluten which makes it a very good flour substitute for people who have gluten allergies.  Follow the footsteps of the centenarians.  Enjoy cooking and eating them on your way to a life of longevity too.

Longevity Recipes

  1. Longevity Hunza Chapatti Bread or Kamali Recipe

  2. Longevity Hunza Dhal with Lemon and Coriander Recipe

  3. Longevity Hunza Diet Bread Recipe

  4. Longevity Okinawan Gyoza Recipe

  5. Longevity Okinawan Japanese Eggplant Miso Soup Recipe

  6. Longevity Okinawan Seaweed Salad Recipe

  7. Longevity Okinawan Shabu Shabu Recipe

  8. Longevity Okinawan Sweet Potato Mochi Recipe

  9. Longevity Sata Andagi Okinawan Doughnuts Recipe

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