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A diet that turns the tables on trends that suggest eating fewer carbs is better for you has emerged as the latest way to lose weight and live longer.
Residents of the Okinawan region, a group of islands situated in the southernmost part of Japan, have been celebrated for having one of the world's highest rates of people living beyond the age of 100.
Diet - Ratio - Favour - Carbs
This has been attributed to their diet, which had a ratio of 10-1 in favour of carbs to protein.
In recent years, the number of Okinawans living past 90 has significantly dropped, with medical research saying this is because of a change in diet and the consumption of more processed foods.
Diet - Form - Potato - Staple - Food
The diet, in its traditional form, includes sweet potato as a staple food as well as a high number of yellow and green vegetables.
Protein is eaten in minimal quantities and is generally soy or fish. Unprocessed grains are also consumed in smaller quantities.
Advantages - Diet - Form - Okinawa - Centenarian
Advantages of the diet in its original form have been highlighted by Okinawa Centenarian Study (OCS).
The study says the diet, which is low in refined carbohydrates and high in fibre, is understood to be anti-inflammatory and therefore helps to prevent age-related illnesses.
Forms - Cancer - Stomach - Disease - Alzheimer
These include some forms of cancer (stomach), cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's disease.
It is also considered anti-inflammatory because it is low in fat but high in Omega 3 fatty acids.
Acid - Salmon - Mackerel - Soy - Part
While the fatty acid is most commonly found in oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, it's also present in soy which is consumed as part of the Okinawa diet.
And because the diet...
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