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Food and diet play a crucial role in determining the lifespan of an individual. Healthy eatingincludes food that is balanced and provides the body with the nutrients it requires for growthand development. In the short book, Okinawa diet the longevity secret, Marco Carestia explores thefactors that have led to Okinawa to have the largest population of centenarians in the World.The discussion below gives an in-depth analysis of the book to identify the influence the diet of Okinawa people and how it influences their health and lifespan.One of the principal characteristics of the Okinawa diet is that it is low in salt. A lowin the salt diet is healthy for the body as it prevents the development of high blood pressurewhich is the primary factor that causes heart-related diseases.Lastly, the Okinawans have adopted aculture of physical activity. Physical exercises are essential to the body as they contribute tothe ability of the body to control weight as well as strengthen and harden the bones and body muscles.To wrap up, it is evident that Okinawan diets are one of the healthiest diets in the world. The diet is comprised of large amounts and different varieties of fruits, fresh andplenty of vegetables, low salt among others. Coupled with exercise, the diet enables theOkinawans to have a long lifespan.