Can Your Diet Change Your Genes? | The Art Of Living – Okinawa | Tonic

Can Your Diet Change Your Genes? | The Art Of Living – Okinawa | Tonic

Okinawa is known to be the place in the world where people live the longest. Niklas tries to find out how much the food has to do with this, and learns basic techniques in the island’s national sport, Karate.

In this food and lifestyle documentary series, internationally renowned chef Niklas Ekstedt explores the secret of living past the age of 100. He’s travelling to six of the world’s ‘blue zones’ – regions such as Sardinia, Costa Rica, and Okinawa in Japan, where unusually high numbers of people reach an advanced age – in a quest to find the recipe for a long and healthy life. Along the way, he befriends locals and gets to know them, joining in with their daily routines and discussing their approaches to life, food, and ageing. He also reveals different ways of living. For example, in Ikaria, Greece, he discovers a town which keeps the stress levels down by not keeping track of time. And, as you would expect from a leading chef, he also can’t resist sampling some of the local specialties in every place he visits.

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24 Comments

  1. The american guy did not know much abt Japanese foods considering he works with it ? Did not know the fish skin is poisonous… hmmm

  2. Me thinking it’s too late for me to do karate because im 21 and him saying hestarted doing karate at the age of 28 😂😂😂

  3. The US military should relocate from Okinawa to Afghanistan, where they will be put to good use (When war breaks out, China and, or North Korea will simply fire hundreds of land-based missiles on those military installations anyway). The military bases on Okinawa should then be converted to a kind of Blue Zones health and wellness retreat, generating far more money.

  4. HSV is disgusting and frustrating virus which made my sister lost her respect and value but she got her good health back with a use of herbal medicine from Dr ighalo7 on YouTube herbal home.  Herbal medicine is the best and I would advice everyone to make use of herbal medicine. Visit them directly for help……

  5. It’s not just living longer. It’s good quality of life. The older people in this doco are so active and seem to radiate a vitalizing energy. Thank you for posting and I am looking forward to the other episodes.

  6. 👍Get enough sleep.

    Exercise regularly.

    Protect your eyes from the sun.

    Wear eye protection when doing anything that could potentially lead to eye injury.

    Take breaks from screen time

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