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Meet Bernando LaPallo.  He is 113 years old as of August 17th, 2014 with the body of an 80 year old. He has never been sick a day in his life, goes for a walk every morning and eats mostly organic fruits and vegetables. He has a recipe for longevity that he learned from his father, who was a doctor who lived to be 98.

According to his website, Bernando feels better than ever. “I feel great,” he says. “I feel wonderful. It’s all about obedience and moderation. That’s the story. The key to my success has been obedience and moderation. I have been doing everything my daddy told me to do all these years. Obedience is the key. Moderation is the back up.”

On his 110th birthday, a local news station did a story on Bernando and he revealed the top five foods that have kept him alive this long:

1. Garlic

2. Honey

3. Cinnamon

4. Chocolate

5. Olive Oil

“Whenever I’m asked a question about what I do to live so long, I tell them ‘I know you’ve heard the saying, You are what you eat,’” confessed Bernando. “My dad told me not to eat ordinary red meat. He said lamb is okay. But stay away from hot dogs, french fries. Don’t eat them.”

He also keeps his mind sharp by being a voracious reader and solving crossword puzzles and playing checkers. He goes around the country doing speaking engagements and even shares some of his recipes here.

“My dad taught me to have faith in God and He’ll take care of you,” says Bernando. “And so far, it’s happened.”


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