Bernando LaPallo was the 114-year-old man who had the internet going crazy at how young he looked and that he never had any illnesses, had died. He died recently in the city of Tempe in the presence of his oldest granddaughter, Erika Chamberlin.
“He died quickly and without any chronic illness. His heart simply stopped beating. He followed the same daily routine the day he died as he did every single day of his life. It was simply his time to go. He was at peace with himself and his life.” says Chamberlin. LaPallo was born in Victoria, Brazil in 1901 migrating to the United States as a little boy with his father residing in Philadelphia and later New York City.
He had never been sick a day in his life, used to go for a walk every morning and ate 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.
The centurion even has written a book about how to live longer. The book, appropriately titled, “Beyond 100: How To Live Well Into Your 2nd Century” is one of his favorite accomplishments. You can find out more about the book here.
According to his website, up until his death, Bernando felt better than ever. “I feel great,” he said after his 113th birthday. “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:
Researchers recruited 27,000 Chinese elders at least 80 years old between 1998 and 2011. Since these people had already reached an advanced age before joining the study, approximately 22,000 of the volunteers died while enrolled. When the researchers followed up through 2014, they logged 92,505 person-years of data.
People who reported that they ate garlic five or more times a week survived longer than those who reported eating it less than once a week. They were about 11 percent less likely to die during the study period. Those who reported consuming the pungent vegetable one to four times weekly also benefited.
According to the Mayo Clinic, honey is commonly used as a cough suppressant and topically to treat minor burns and wounds, but research also shows that it has the potential to be used to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, to relieve gastrointestinal tract issues, and to help relieve neurological conditions such as depression and anxiety.