According to the statement of Dr. Robert McCarrison, the AMA Journal reported that nobody among the Hunza people ever develop cancer. One of the reason maybe because they enjoy consuming apricot. It is the part of their everyday diet.
Hunza people consume food from their own plantation. They never import any food from outside the area. Most of their diet consist of raw vegetables and fruits, various cereals such as millet, barley, and buckwheat, legumes, nuts, eggs, milk, and dried apricots. They also consume cheese once in a while but they never snack. Generally, their lifestyle consist of a little eat and whole day walking.
Regarding the eating habit, Hunzas have a tradition which is not to consume anything for 2 – 4 months when the fruits has yet to be harvested. During this period, they are fasting and eat consume nothing but juice of dried apricot.
Medical experts said that this fast and diet contribute in their longevity and healthy live. The experts say that consuming a lot of apricots is the reason Hunzas never affected by tumor or cancer. That is because the seed from apricots contain vitamin B-17, a potent anti-cancer agent.
Hunza people look younger than their actual age and it is much attributed to their healthy diet and lifestyle. There is even a story about some Hunzas who live up to 150 years. In 1984, one Hunza man name Said Abdul Mbundu arrived in London. But what really surprising for the security office at the airport was when he saw his paper that showed 1832 as his year of birth!