He is capable of moving around, takes care of himself independently on 113 years. We are talking about Bernardo Lapallo who is as vital as a young man. He is still taking care of his mental health too, by by reading books and solving crosswords.
He walks at least 2.5 kilometers in the park or in nature every day, still has its teeth, hair and few wrinkles. Maybe it is genetics into question because as Bernardo says, he comes from a family of long-lived people. His grandmother lived 107 years, his mother 105 and his father 99 years.
But, he admits that the best and key tips for longevity had received from his father who was a doctor and herbalist who advised him what to eat in order to stay healthy. In fact it is a lifestyle that should be practiced every day. Consuming fresh fruits and vegetables, lots of water, exercise and enough sleep.
He recommends ingredients that should be consumed regularly: honey, cinnamon, garlic, olive oil and chocolate.
Natural honey is a super food that is rich in antioxidants. It helps the body to fight various diseases. Honey is a natural sweetener and healthy remedy. This ingredient can also be used as a mask for the face and body, improves skin health and maintains a young look.
Cinnamon reduces level of blood sugar, bad cholesterol level, soothes inflammations and infections and improves digestion.
Garlic has been used for lowering high blood pressure and high cholesterol for centuries. This vegetable also prevents heart diseases and acts against cancer. It is due to substance allicin, which gives a special flavor. You will gain the best of its health benefits is you consume it raw.
4. Olive oil
Olive oil is a good choice for healthy oil until you warm it up. It is rich in monounsaturated fat and reduces the risk of heart disease. Extra virgin olive oil is great for overall health, therefore let it be your choice.
Dark chocolate contains at least 70% cocoa and can be very good for the health if it consumed in moderation. It is rich in antioxidants and protects against heart disease, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, reduces stress and increases the flow of blood through blood vessels.