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Mesa Man of 110, Credits 5 Foods for His Long Life

Do you ever wonder why some people have a very long life? Check this out!

Bernardo LaPallo is 111 years old!  He truly looks and acts like he is 80 or even younger.

This man has never been sick a day in his life! He is a big fan organic fruits and vegetables. Bernardo regularly consumes these 5 foods which his father who was a doctor told him to eat.  His father lived a long life too to 98 years old.

“You are what you eat!” says Bernardo

Daily he solves crossword puzzles and read books to keep his mind sharp.

We believe these foods are so good that we have written about them and have lots of recipes with them in.  Click on any of the foods for more information.

The 5 Foods that Bernardo LaPallo Eats




  • Prevents cancer and heart disease: Honey contains flavonoids, antioxidants which help reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease.
  • Reduce ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-fungal:  “All honey is antibacterial, because the bees add an enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide,” said Peter Molan, director of the Honey Research Unit at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.
  • Increase athletic performance. Ancient Olympic athletes would eat honey and dried figs to enhance their performance. Also, reduces cough and throat irritation.
    Isn't it wonderful that cinnamon tastes so good?

    Isn’t it wonderful that cinnamon tastes so good?


Cinnamon has been used for nausea, hyperacidity, to promote good digestion, IBS, diarrhea, flues and colds, body lice, improved sugar metabolism, colic, as an antimicrobial (esp. the essential oil), and to stimulate good circulation.

There is a big difference between cocoa and chocolate.

There is a big difference between cocoa and chocolate.


  • Lowers cholesterol.
  • May improve your ability to see in low-contrast situations, such as poor weather according to study, from England’s University of Reading in 2011.
  • The fiber in chocolate has been shown to reduce the rate of colorectal cancer.
  • Cocoa has anti-clotting, blood-thinning properties. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  • Chocolate has been shown to repair liver cells after alcohol consumption.

Olive Oil

  • Helps lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol.
  • Reduces colon, breast and skin cancers.
  • Lowers the incidence of gallstones.
  • Helps control blood sugar levels.
  • Polyphenols in olive oil act as anti-inflammatory properties.

Note: make sure you are consuming real olive oil.

Walter Breuning was the world’s oldest man; he died aged 114 on April 14, 2011 .

“If you keep your mind busy and keep your body busy, you’re going to be around a long time.” he  said on his 112 birthday he sharing one of his secrets to a having a long life. 

May you enjoy a healthy long life.

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About the Author:

I am the Founder and Author at Real Food For Life. Have been teaching cooking classes worldwide since 1982. Create original, healthy recipes and menus, which are gluten free and white sugar free. Also, the author of the GREEN means LEAN and Balance Your Body e-books. I turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar free, gluten free eating and cooking.


  1. Cybele Wolf December 31, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Thank you for your dedication….I too have been on the journey with organic food since 1967 and herbal healing….i appreciate when i see people like yourself who serve with sharing information with others…whether it is is a grocery line or in an Herbal healing room, we are sharing good helpful information…Blessings to you…..

  2. Philip Tullius January 2, 2015 at 1:20 am

    As a healer, but in a different field, I really appreciate what you are doing. Please keep it up. I am a late-middle-aged (how’s that for p.c.!!!) man who has suffered with allergies, chest, bronchial, sinus, and lung problems most of my adult life. So, I am ALWAYS looking for people who give good information, and document it well. Thank you. Sincerely, Rusty Tullius

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