Living Past 100
Average life-span of a person is 78.7 years (source: fortune.com) . For a male 68 years and four months and for females 81.2 years. Some people however lived to be what is known as Centenarians. An amazing feat for sure. In 2012, there were 316,000 living centenarians! In 2017, there are 7.53 Billion people. So only a tiny amount of humans are and become centenarians. So how does a person become a centenarian?
First we will take a look into the land of the rising sun, Japan. Japan has the record for most centenarians at 69,785. An incredible number indeed! So how did this happen?
One contributing factor is the popularity of green tea in Japan. Green tea is everywhere in Japan, even vending machines. According to O-Cha.net , 72.3 % of people in Japan drink Green tea daily and 89.6% of people in Japan drink green tea. Green tea is known to be the healthiest beverage on Earth and have plenty of health benefits including boosting metabolism, fat loss, stunts hunger, cardiovascular improvement, reduce risk of stroke and improves cholesterol. It is quite the super food or should I say Super Duper Food!
Another factor in the long life of Japanese people is eating small portions of food. This helps reduce the stress of the stomach and other organs in the body that have to do with fuel consumption, also it helps keep BMI down which helps a person live a lot longer. Seafood is also consumed regularly in Japan. Seafood is low in Cholesterol, High in protein and has OMEGA 3 fatty acids which improves eye health, promotes brain health, reduces risk of heart disease and can help fight depression and anxiety. Fermented foods are also common amongst the people of Japan which have probiotics, which improve gut health.
In Japan, the people take baths regularly which reducing stress and anxiety. They also have an amazing health care system. Most people in Japan exercise regularly which also improves health as well.
Looking at this maybe the rest of the world should take a look a Japan and see what they do to live longer, for it may help the population of centenarians increase more and more every passing year.