Even at 114 years old, Bernardo Lapallo is as vital as a young man! He looks much younger, and is able to move freely without any help. His mental health is good as well, and he reads books and solves crosswords to keep in shape.
Bernardo walks about 2.5 km. every day, still has his teeth intact and has very few wrinkles. According to him, it’s probably the genetics behind his longevity – his grandmother lived for 107 years, while his mother lived for 105 years. His father died at 99. Bernardo says that he received the best tips for longevity from his father, who was a herbalist and gave him advises on how to stay healthy and never get a disease. The secret behind longevity as he explains it, is a diet full of fruit, vegetables and plenty of water, as well as proper rest and sleep. Bernardo recommends consuming honey, cinnamon, olive oil, garlic and chocolate if you want to live longer.
Organic honey is rich in antioxidants and can protect the body against many diseases. It’s a well-known natural sweetener as well as a remedy for many diseases, but it can also be used in different homemade facial masks which can help you treat skin problems and improve the quality of your skin.
Besides being a sweet spice, cinnamon can also reduce your blood sugar and cholesterol levels besides relieving inflammation and infections and improving your digestion.
Garlic is one of the most popular alternative medicine remedies against many diseases. It has been used to lower high blood pressure and high cholesterol for a long time, and it can also prevent cardiovascular diseases due to a compound called allicin. Consuming garlic raw will provide the best results.
4. Olive Oil
Olive oil is the main source of dietary fat in the Mediterranean diet, which is associated with a low death rate from cardiovascular diseases compared to other parts of the world.
Research is continuing all the time, and experts have already found that chocolate is good for the heart, circulation and brain, and it has been suggested that it may be beneficial in such major heath challenges as autism, obesity and diabetes.
And in fact, the very latest research suggests that eating chocolate could help keep your brain function whirring into old age.