Bernando LaPallo is from Arizona. In 2014 he turned 113. Born in Brazil in 1901 he saw the world progressively change. This 113-year-old man accepted his father’s lifestyle guidance and didn’t blindly obtain the new ways of living.
Bernando’s family is known for centenarians. But, he believes that his longevity is more connected to his lifestyle habits and not so much to his genes. Mr. LaPallo was very interested in healthy nutrition he even went to study the culinary arts at the Sorbonne University in Paris. His father an herbalist and a doctor advised him about good nutrition in order to stay healthy.
LaPallo is still capable to care for himself independently and he walks every day. To stay mentally agile he also reads a lot and does crosswords. He’s a very good speaker and a writer. You will be surprised by somebody at that age how alert and vigilant in his conversation.
Bernando LaPallo consumes a balanced diet consisting of lots of organic vegetables and fruits and he avoids processed foods and red meats. He eats salmon about twice a week.
Bernando also listed five foods that according to him are the reason for his good health and activity.
Here is the list:
Garlic contains a substance called allicin that holds many medicinal properties. Garlic has been known for centuries that can help lower high cholesterol and high blood pressure, prevent atherosclerosis and heart diseases, and has anti-cancer properties. For maximum benefits, you should eat it raw.
Ceylon cinnamon comes from Sri Lanka and is especially recognized for its medicinal uses. Cinnamon lowers cholesterol and blood sugar, treats yeast infections and inflammation, and can help with digestion.
One of nature’s superfoods is definitely raw honey. It is a great source of antioxidants and helps the body stay alkaline. Honey is well known as a natural, healthy sweetener and also a remedy.
Dark chocolate that has 70% and more cocoa content can be very healthful if consumed in moderation. It has a high amount of antioxidants and helps prevent cardiovascular disease by boosting blood flow, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, and reducing stress.
5. Olive oil
Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats and helps lower cholesterol levels, control blood sugar and reduce the risk of heart diseases. You should choose extra virgin olive oil for the best health benefits.