Hunza people never suffered from diseases such as diabetes, heart stroke or cancer. The key to their longevity and healthy was in the healthy lifestyle. The saying ‘you are what you eat’ is the secret behind it. Rather than living to eat, they eat to live. They consumed raw milk, some meat and bone broth and fresh grains and vegetables, and ate almost no sugar. They were nomads and herders, so they got plenty of exercise and physical activity. However, the most interesting fact about the Hunzas was that they ate great amounts of apricot seeds rich with Laetrile or vitamin B17.
The secret of these people is vitamin B17. The people of this tribe consume 250 to 3,000 milligrams of vitamin B17 a day. Wealth in Hunza tribe is measured by the amount of apricot trees. Whoever has more apricot trees is considered richer because dry apricot seeds are special foods that contain vitamin B17.
How vitamin B17 works?
Vitamin B17 is composed of one molecule benzaldehyde, one molecule hydrogen cyanide and two molecules of glucose. In order to liberate benzaldehyde and cyanide they have to come in contact with a specific enzyme beta-glucosidase. This enzyme is mostly present in cancer cells (until 3000 times).
The principle of work is simple: the cancer cells in order to develop they need large amounts of energy, or glucose. When you take vitamin B17 , cancer cells absorb glucose molecule of vitamin B17.
With beta – glucosidase enzyme are released benzaldehyde and cyanide of vitamin B17 , destroying the infected cells . Due to the high concentration of beta – glucosidase enzymes, vitamin B17 is extremely lethal to cancer cells, while for the healthy cells is nontoxic.
Benzaldehyde and cyanide are toxic elements, but in combination with glucose molecules in vitamin B17 , they are inert and have no toxic effects.
Recommended daily dose
Recommended daily dose is 5 to 7 seeds for prevention. In patients the best is to consume 1 to 2 seeds every hour, but not more than 35 seeds per day. The maximum dose is determined by the weight divided by 3 and the result is maximum of apricot seeds that you need to consume in a day.
While the healthy lifestyle made the Hunza have a longer lifespan, their stress-free environment certainly helps too. They are pure examples of how we should all be living our lives.