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The Hunza People Who Live to 100 Have a Secret in Their Diet

The Hunza People Who Live to 100 Have a Secret in Their Diet

Aug 28th 2013

Learn about the surprising health benefits that come along with some of the tastiest dried fruits around!


Sunfood Hunza ApricotsHunza Apricots: Staple Food of Hunza Centenarians

In the Hunza Valley of far northern Pakistan, the people live to be well over 100 years old and cancer is nearly non-existent among them. A main staple of their diet? Hunza apricots. These raw, organic apricots are quite unlike other apricots typically found in stores. They are smaller, darker and harder in texture, and have not been processed with chemicals, additives or preservatives. Sweet and delicious, they are an essential part of the vibrant health and longevity that the Hunza people enjoy.   
“Delicious Sun-Dried Hunza Apricots” Review by Rosie
“Hunza apricots are healthful and delicious. They are not irritating to the digestive tract as some apricots can be. The tangy, rich flavor is exceptional.”

Sunfood Pineapple Rings  The Power of Pineapples

Hands down, our dried pineapples will be the best-tasting pineapples you’ve ever tried. Pleasure principle aside, pineapples contain a large amount of bromelain, a protein-digesting enzyme which is so powerful that it is often used in digestive enzyme supplements. Bromelain boasts amazing health properties beyond digestive support. For example, one study noted the "immunomodulating effect of bromelain [as] part of its known antiinflammatory activities."Unlike cooked or canned pineapple and juice, the bromelain in our raw, organic, non-GMO pineapple rings is left intact.

“Amazing Review” by Adria
“AWESOME!!! And they contain Bromelain, which is good to fight against allergies. They are great to carry around with you in the car or on errands in case you need a snack.”

Sunfood Red Flame RaisinsRaisin Myth Debunked

Do you hold the common belief that sugar causes cavities? This is only partially true! Processed foods with added sugars tend to be the problem. Our Red Flame Raisins, on the other hand, which are sticky and sweet, may have the surprising capacityto fight the bacteria in the mouth that cause cavities and gum disease. One study found that raisins have "potential as a promising natural agent for noninvasive root caries therapy," concluding that they "represent a healthy alternative to the commonly consumed sugary snack foods."2 Our raisins are organic and raw, plus they’re plump and juicy with no added sugars! 

Sunfood Dried FigsFigs: Mineral Rich Candy

Figs are like nature’s candy and we’ve got two raw, organic varieties: Turkish and black mission. The best part is that this naturally sweet fruit is loaded with health benefits. Just two Turkish figs contain a whopping 10% of your daily RDA of calcium, a mineral which may assist in supporting strong bones. Figs are also loaded with iron—did you know that iron is the most common nutrient deficiency in the US?4 One serving of Turkish figs also has 300mg potassium, which may help maintain healthy blood pressure in combination with a low sodium diet (figs are a low sodium food, too!).
“Figgy Review” by Mo
“Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I used to purchase Figs from another website. I was content with them until I decided to order some Turkish figs from your website. When I first opened up the package I was astonished at the beautiful color!! I compared them to the other Figs I had, and the Sunfood figs were richer, brighter, plumper, and much more delicious. As I began slowly devouring one, I realized you guys sliced off the stem, how wonderful! Just a simple little thing like that made me realize the care and the love you guys put into all of your products. I really love you guys. Just think, all this love from just a few stemless figs! Wow, you guys are changing the world! Thanks!!”
The ultimate lunchbox addition for kids and adults alike, dried fruit is loaded with nutrition. Plus it’s the healthiest way to satisfy sugar urges and give yourself a fast boost of energy.

Enjoy the luscious flavors and health benefits of the highest quality dried fruits available!
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1 - “Placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial on the immunomodulating activities of low- and high-dose bromelain after oral administration - new evidence on the antiinflammatory mode of action of bromelain.” University of Rostock, Germany, 2013.
2- “Grape products and oral health.” College of Dentistry, University of Illinois, Chicago, 2009.
4 - Oregon State University, Linus Pauling Institute, Micronutrient Information Center.

Sunfood's "Natural Solutions" does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.