The Bamans believe that their Fragrant Pig, which is lean and organic, and Oil Fish from the Panyang River, are part of the reason they live so long.
The Baman lifestyle is active, laid back, and simple. Their basic diet is high in fiber and low in fat with very small portions of animal fat. It’s high in omega oils 3 and 6, full of vitamins, low in sugar and salt.
You won’t see a resident of Bama popping supplements, yet many live to be over 100. They eat homegrown whole grains, many kinds of legumes, fruits, nuts, and seeds. Vegetables in the region include pumpkins and their seedlings, tomatoes, amaranth leaves, peppers, sweet potatoes, and their leaves, pak choi, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, peppers, corn, brown rice, and millet. The soil of the region is very high in minerals, manganese, and especially zinc – These nutrients help the Bamans digest their food.
One Bama Chinese centenarian claims his longevity secrets is not to consume large meals or eat to the point of feeling full.
As in many other areas of the world that produce centenarians, they also consume small portions of alcohol, particularly rice wine and a yellow wine. Baman Rice wine is rich in enzymes, micro-elements and healthy bacterium
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