Q: Kimberly, who are the healthiest and longest-living people?
- Inquiring Mind Wants to Know
A: Well, according to the experts, we may live in the wealthiest nation in the world, but the healthiest and longest-living people are in Japan-Okinawa, to be exact. Okinawans have significantly lower incidence rates of heart disease, as well as breast, ovarian and prostate cancer when compared to Americans. They live healthily into their late 80s and 90s.
Some experts link Okinawans' long life spans with their diets, rich in grains, fruits and fish.