Members of the Tsimane tribe from the Bolivian Amazonian rainforest have the healthiest arteries in the world.
They have the lowest prevalence of coronary atherosclerosis (narrowing and hardening of the arteries) than any so far observed Nations or group of people.
They spend most of their time mostly on fishing, hunting, treating land and harvesting nuts and wild fruits.
Their diet is based on carbohydrates that contain very little fat and protein. Nine out of ten members of the tribe have arteries that are clean and without risk for heart disease.
How are they healthier than modern humans?
Two thirds of those over the age of 75 were almost without risk, and only 8% of moderate to high risk for heart disease. One 80-year-old has even had an artery as the American has in the middle years.
Animal protein accounts for only 14% of the diet, and is similar to fats. While people in cities spend their time at home, Tsimane people are inactive for only 10% of the day. Men spend an average of 6 to 7 hours a day in various physical activities, and women are active for 4 to 6 hours.
In “modern people” insufficient physical activity represents a significant risk factor for the development of heart and blood vessel diseases, diabetes, osteoporosis, locomotor system diseases and malignant diseases.
In America, more than two-thirds of the population (70.8 percent) mostly spend their time inactive at home or at office, with light physical activities are about 18.1 percent of the population, with physical activities to maintain physical fitness about 10 percent, and only 1.1 percent of the population regularly trains every day.