There is a small group of indigenous people living in the Amazon that has the lowest incidence of heart disease in the world. They are hunters and gatherers and physically very active. Their culture is pre-industrial and their lives are filled with farming, hunting, and fishing. Most are of a normal weight and have low blood pressure. Americans are 5 times more likely to have hardening of the arteries and should try to live a healthier lifestyle.
- The Tsimane peope, of the South American Amazon, live a pre-industrial lifestyle of fishing and gathering, farming and hunting.
- Their non-sedentary lifestyle and unprocessed diet are in stark contrast to American lifestyles.
- They also have lower blood pressures and low glucose and bad cholesterol levels. compared to their Western counterparts.
“Someone living in the United States is five times more likely to suffer from hardened arteries than a member of the Tsimane population.”
Read more: http://www.menshealth.com/health/healthiest-hearts-in-the-world