Experts investigated their lifestyle and diet, which led to an unexpected result.
A recent study published in the journal “Cancer Causes and Control”, is showing that among the Amish people there are almost no cases of cancer and that they are the healthiest people in America. Experts from the University of Ohio has started a study on the Amish to find out whether their lack of conventional medical care affects the increased risk of getting cancer. But, what they found out has shocked them.
Namely, it was found out that the Amish people have significantly less chance of cancer compared to the rest of the population, so the experts decided to examine a little better their lifestyle, diet and try to find a connection to the unexpected discovery.
Many Amish do not smoke and do not drink and mainly are not promiscuous, which experts have led to the conclusion that this way of life has an important role in reducing cancer incidence.
Among the other factors is the amount of physical work. Many Amish are engaged in agriculture, construction and other jobs that require an enormous amount of physical activity that makes them healthy. While the rest of America sits in front of television all day, the Amish people are working, and experts believe that it is precisely this contributes to their excellent health.
Another important factor is the fact that Amish themselves are growing their food. They are serving with organic methods that are getting healthy fruits and vegetables, healthy milk and meat and unprocessed food what many other people will never even try.
Although many people are making fun of their way of life, consider them backward and primitive, Amish commitment to the “simple” life with a clean local food that brings them a good health, a way of life that the rest of the world can only dream about.