Man Turns 110, Credits 5 Foods for His Long Life

Bernardo LaPallo is over 110 years old. He truly looks and acts like he is 80, or even younger.

He is a big fan organic fruits and vegetables and regularly consumes 5 foods that his father, a former doctor, told him to eat. His father lived to be 98 years old.

“You are what you eat!” says Bernardo. He also solves crossword puzzles daily and reads books to keep his mind sharp.

I believe these foods are so good that I’ve written about them and compiled recipes to include them in my daily life. Click on any of the foods below for more information.

Here are the 5 Foods:469904627


  • Reduces cholesterol: There many studies that confirm that garlic in several forms can reduce cholesterol.
  • Is an healthy aphrodisiac! Tibetan monks were forbidden from entering the monasteries if they had eaten garlic.
  • Boosts anti-oxidant levels: researchers have widely believed that the organic compound, allicin acts as the world’s most powerful antioxidant.
  • Contains Antibiotic properties: The allicin in garlic helps fight infection and bacteria.

See more: 5 Recipes for Garlic Lovers

Honey has been called nector of the gods for its many health properties.


  • Helps prevent cancer and heart disease: honey contains flavonoids, a type of antioxidant that helps reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease.
  • Reduces ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties: “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.
  • Increases athletic performance. Ancient Olympic athletes would eat honey and dried figs to enhance their performance. Honey was also called nectar of the gods for its many health properties.
  • Helps reduce cough and throat irritation.

See more: 13 Surprising Uses for Honey

Isn't it wonderful that cinnamon tastes so good?

Isn’t it wonderful that cinnamon tastes so good?


Cinnamon has been used to treat nausea, hyperacidity, digestive issues, IBS, diarrhea, flues and colds, body lice, improved sugar metabolism and colic. It has also been used as an antimicrobial (especially in essential oil form).

There is a big difference between cocoa and chocolate.

There is a big difference between cocoa and chocolate.


  • Can help lower 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.
  • Helps reduce the rate of colorectal cancer.
  • Contains anti-clotting, blood-thinning properties (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)
  • Has been shown to repair liver cells after alcohol consumption.

See more: 9 Ways to Enjoy the Healing Powers of Dark Chocolate

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


Don’t limit yourself to these five foods!

There are many more superfoods and powerfoods to help support a long life. You can find many recipes with these healthy foods on Real Food For Life or receive hand picked recipes and health tips sent directly to your mailbox by clicking here: Healthy Recipes





Jessica K
Jessica Kabout a year ago

Very tasty options. Mr. LaPallo seems like a fascinating man. Thanks.

Julia S.
Julia S2 years ago

Thank you!

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Sherry Kohn
Sherry Kohn2 years ago

Many thanks to you !

Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill4 years ago

Love them all! thanks

gail k.
gail k4 years ago

good advice, smart man.

Zahra I.
Zahra I4 years ago

Thanks for sharing!

Barb Hansen
Ba H4 years ago


Lisa Winstead
Lisa W4 years ago

Thanks for reaffirming the benefits of these 5 foods. (as if we needed another reason to eat more cinnamon & chocolate!) lol ;) Garlic, olive oil & honey are all good too!