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Bernando LaPallo's diet - a recipe for a long life at 109

Updated on January 11, 2013

Bernando LaPallo is 109-years-old

Many people have sought the secrets of a very long life but Bernando LaPallo has obviously found them because he is 109 and still very healthy and active. This amazing American man has written a book revealing his recipe for longevity and health.

All of his tips and advice are easy to follow. It is really a matter of deciding if we are going to or not. Bernando LaPallo is a living example of how to live a good life and a long one so he is a perfect role model to follow.

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Bernando LaPallo's diet and advice

Bernando LaPallo was born in Victoria, Brazil on August 17, 1901 to Mattie Carr and Bernando LaPallo Sr and it is his father whom he credits with giving all the advice he needed to have lived such a long and healthy life. He was raised by his father who became a doctor in Philadelphia and who himself live a long life because he died at the age of 98.

Bernando sticks to his diet which is mainly fruit and vegetables and some fish. He has two meals a day at regular times and doesn't eat at night. He has breakfast of wholemeal toast and organic peanut butter. He drinks cinnamon tea, which he says helps prevent diabetes and that it makes good sense to prevent things rather than looking to find how to cure them when it is too late.

He has a meal of raw vegetables or fruit and eats fish about three times a week. He eats sardines, tuna and salmon, and includes tinned sardines in his diet. Bernando drinks fruit juice and water. He is an advocate of eating raw foods. He also likes to eat organic foods to avoid harmful pesticides that so often pollute produce we buy.

He takes Dr Schulze Superfood daily and says this is part of his regime for longevity and good health. He also uses Echinacea to prevent colds and illness. Again he takes this herb very regularly.

Bernando LaPallo says he eats a little cheese occasionally and lamb once a year as a special treat but otherwise doesn't eat meat. He points out that if people saw how animals are raised in America today many would think twice about what they were eating. He emphasises that fast foods such as burgers are to be avoided.

He says that among his favourite fruits are cantaloupe melons and blueberries.

He believes that regular exercise is very important and every day he walks a mile and a half in the morning. Just looking at his unwrinkled skin and hair with natural colour still it is clear that this way of life has worked very well for him. LaPallo is full of life and would put many people a quarter of his age to shame with his vitality.

Bernando LaPallo has written a book all about his extraordinary life and sharing all his health-giving tips. It is entitled Age Less/Live More: Achieving Health and Vitality at 107 and Beyond.

108 Years Old & Healthy Bernando LaPallo! Part 1 of 3

Bernando Lapallo gives more advice on longevity

Bernando explains that what has really helped him know and apply the secrets to a long, happy and healthy life was listening to the advice his father gave him. He told him to avoid drinking alcohol and to stay away from bars where the Devil puts the temptation in front of you. He is a firm believer in God and thinks that faith is important and he makes a point of mentioning the Bible in relation to diet e.g. when saying how he will eat lamb occasionally it is because this is a meat mentioned in the scriptures.

Bernando LaPallo explains too that his father taught him to look after his feet and to clean them regularly. He recommends olive oil rubbed into the skin of the feet and also on your face if you are a man and have been shaving. This is one of the reasons he has such fine clear skin even though he is well over 100 years of age.

He says that is very important to keep our colons clean and our livers and kidneys healthy. If our inner vital organs can do their jobs as they were designed then we should stay healthy and live a long life.

He says that stress is a killer and so avoid it as much as possible and to make sure you get plenty of rest.

Bernando, when asked about how long he thinks he will live, has said he is aiming for 120 at least and the way he is going it looks likely he may well achieve this. It is very difficult to believe that this healthy looking, eloquent and energetic man is 109 but he is.

Bernando LaPallo interview part 2

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      SomewayOuttaHere 6 years ago from TheGreatGigInTheSky

      ..interesting...not sure i even want to live that long...lol....i guess if you are truly healthy and able to continue living life as full as possible, then it's okay...had a great great aunt who lived to 106 - i have a copy of her obituary and a necklace she wore a loooonng time ago..i don't have a pic of her though...she was from the french part of Canada - Quebec..

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      Steve Andrews 6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thanks for posting, SomewayOuttaHere! Why wouldn't you want to live that long? I certainly would and longer! That is brilliant that your great aunt lived that long!

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      SomewayOuttaHere 6 years ago from TheGreatGigInTheSky

      hey Bard....if it was common for folks to live a looonnng and healthy life, then i'd be up for it...otherwise i'd be out there on my own, losing family and kids and friends before my no. is up...i think that'd be hard and/or maybe i'd just get used to it...don't know how'd it be...it'd be interesting however to experience more of the changes/progress within the world overall...and i'd def. want to be able to support myself for the long haul....lots of planning for that...

      :) ....and i'd still want to ride my mbike...guess i could get a trike! :) many of the french side of my family members have lived very long lives well into their nineties

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      Steve Andrews 6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Well, I have lost a lot of friends who have died young but losing people is usually because they were not living a healthy life and that is a main point - that if people lived like Bernando does then most of us would live much longer. He shows that we are designed to live a lot longer than most people do!

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      anonrawfoodist 6 years ago

      Hey there.

      This is a great article. I am feeling incredible on a mostly raw food diet. This man is living proof that if you bring up your children right and feed them whole raw foods and unprocessed foods, they will most likely carry on with good habits as they age. I was brought up on a SAD diet, but for years I have been on a progressively better diet. Bernardo also tries to eat certified organic food as he mentions in the videos. He is amazing looking.

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      Steve Andrews 6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thank you for posting, anonrawfoodist! I agree with you about him being an example of how we should be living. People are so often brought up on crap and it is not surprising there is so much ill health. Bernando shows what can be achieved if we eat right!

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      anonrawfoodist 6 years ago

      Yes, this is true. This was a very well written article.

      I wonder why I voted it up and it is still at 48?

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      Steve Andrews 6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thanks for the vote! Sometimes it takes a day or so before the figures go up.

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      Edwin Clark 6 years ago from Thailand by way of New York

      Great hub Bard! But to be quite honest I don't think I want to Iive that long. Bur it's certainly great advice on how to live healthier as we age.

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      Steve Andrews 6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thanks, Edwin! You surprise me as the second person who has posted who doesn't want to live that long! I find this hard to understand.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Beautiful! I eat no animals. I'm 61 and a half and other than being smacked around by some automobiles, I'm in great health. The frame is suspect. I'm not crazy about living long, but while here, I want to be healthy. This is a great formula for living. God bless! Great post.

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      Steve Andrews 6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thanks again, Micky!

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      chspublish 6 years ago from Ireland

      A great hub if but to learn about Bernando - who is enjoying great health, judging from the video. My grandfather lived to be 97 and enjoyed good health for most of those years. He ate very little - porridgee for breakfast, meat and two veg for lunch and a boiled egg and brown bread for supper. He never ate cakes and enjoyed a little chocolate. He grew his own veg and fruit.

      His motto was moderation in everything and everything in moderation.

      He would walk several miles everyday. He died from the effects of pneumonia and was not given any antibiotics, which was a shame. My own father is 93 and looks about 83 or less. Stimulating hub. Thanks.

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      Steve Andrews 6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Bernando also talks about moderation somewhere I believe! Thank you for posting!

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      Sylvia Van Velzer 6 years ago from Hawaii

      I enjoyed this very much. I think this is my husband's goal, and so i will share this with him. He is 10 yrs older than me, and i have to keep up with him.

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      Steve Andrews 6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Please do share, IslandVoice!

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      rawfoodist 6 years ago

      I read that Bernando was a world renowned chef. He prepared food for Winston Churchill.

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      Antoine Van Hove 6 years ago

      Thank you for this interesting HUB.

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      Steve Andrews 6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Rawfoodist, thanks for the info!

      Antoine, I am glad you found it of interest!

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      gajanis786 6 years ago

      Very interesting.....let us also try to follow his golden lifestyle in order to achieve better results health wise....and of course try to achieve longevity as he has achieved.Thanks.

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      Steve Andrews 6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      You are very welcome!

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      pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

      Simple, easy lifestyle and diet to follow. No special gimmicks or brain surgery needed. Great info, marked useful awesome, bookmarked and shared.

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      Steve Andrews 6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thank you, pmccray! Yes, what he recommends is very simple!

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      Very inspiring. Good simple diet and regular exercise is all what it takes.

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      Steve Andrews 6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thanks for posting!

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      HealthScienceGuy 6 years ago from Portland

      Great article. Very interesting.

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      Steve Andrews 6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thank you, HealthScienceGuy!

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      Health_Guru 6 years ago

      Great article, thanks for sharing. I am intrigued by anti-aging and I believe Bernando has a lot of great insight as well as proof of how it can be done!

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      Steve Andrews 6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thanks for commenting!

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 5 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      To Bard of Ely: Great amd excellent hub about an inspiring person who shows and teaches us that age is just a number and youth can last a lifetime!

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      Steve Andrews 5 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thank you for your feedback!

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      molometer 5 years ago

      What a truly remarkable man Mr LaPallo is. And what an interesting read.

      I would like to live that long although it must be tough being the only one alive when all your friends/family have shaken off this mortal coil?

      His diet sounds interesting too.

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      Steve Andrews 5 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      I think the secret is to make new friends to replace those you lose! To answer your question elsewhere: Tenerife suits me fine thanks and btw I have another HubPages account for Tenerife Islander.

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