If you ever thought that longevity is due to good luck, you should read this article and think twice about it. Bernardo LaPallo is 114 years old (this year) and he has a few secrets to share when it comes to living a long and healthy life. He was born in 1901 and has lived a long life just because of being disciplined which has been achieved by his strong desire for life.
This Arizona man says that he has never been sick a day in his entire life which is thanks to his diet including fresh and organic fruits and vegetables and avoiding red meat. He has inherited this regime from his father who was a doctor. Even though Bernardo LaPallo is 114, he is still living his life to the fullest, by being completely mobile and able to solve crosswords. He says that reading books is his favorite activity throughout the day.
Bernardo LaPallo’s 5 top foods for long life:
Garlic is one of the best antiseptics and natural medicines in the world. Its use has been noted by some of the oldest civilizations: Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. Garlic boosts your immune system and also fights any sickness or cold, while at the same time having very few calories. It is because of the nutrients: manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, selenium, fiber, calcium, copper, potassium etc., that garlic helps and prevents the following diseases: high blood pressure, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and many more. The bottom line would be the fact that garlic prevents and fights infections while at the same time resulting in longevity.
This amazing super food that never goes bad is the second on Bernardo’s list of top foods for long life. He says that whenever he needs a sweetener he uses honey because of the natural sugar it contains and also the fact that is tastes so much better than sugar. Honey helps with allergies, boosts your energy and your memory, treats wounds and burns, suppresses coughing and helps with insomnia.
Cinnamon is a spice packed with antioxidants which has so many anti-inflammatory properties and therefore takes care of your health. It cuts the risk of heart disease and lowers the blood sugar levels. The main ingredient in cinnamon, cinnamaldehyde, helps fight bacterial and fungal infections, even fights the HIV virus, by boosting your immune system.
According to Bernardo, chocolates are a key for living a long and happy life. They have a lot of antioxidants which keep you from heart disease, prevent diabetes, reduce stress, offer you a natural sun protection and relief your cough and diarrhea.
- Olive Oil
Olive Oil is one of the main ingredients of a Mediterranean diet, which is adopted by one of the longest-living cultures. A study shows that the Greeks have the least heart attacks, which is all thanks to their olive oil consumption. It has been shown that olive oil fights a variety of diseases and also has counter effects on aging.