This will definately give you some RAW inspiration. The beautiful gentleman lives in Mesa, AZ, eat a primarily raw diet, still walks a mile and a half each day, and more.......
Interestingly, I've done a fair bit a reading about "blue zones" in the world (BTW - Mesa, AZ is not a Blue Zone). Blue Zones are places were people live insanely long and relatively free of the ills that plague our society (cancer, Alzheimers, diabetes, CVD, etc.). There are seven blue zones in the world and the common denominator of is that in these areas people grow, harvest, and consume a mostly organic, plant based diet. Hmmmm..........could everywhere be a blue zone if we change our evil ways????
Raw Foodist Celebrates 109th Birthday
MESA, Ariz. - On August 17, Bernando LaPallo turned 109 years old! This Mesa resident lives on his own, still drives and walks around just fine - it's incredible, so I asked him to share some of his secrets.
Bernando eats primarily raw fruits, veggies and fish. Meat is a treat only once a year.
"This is my lifesaver, it keeps me alive..superfood..plus I take it everyday since 1979 - I never miss." said LaPallo.
He believes his clean lifestyle is why he's still alive.
"Well, I don't think I know that eating it's what you eat, you've heard people say you are what you eat, well you are."
Bernando reads daily, walks a mile and a half as soon as he gets up and his favorite product to use on his skin is olive oil.
Extra virgin olive oil is an age old secret he's practiced for years.
His faith is his foundation and his father his role model.
At 109, he's a popular man. He consults people who are trying to change their life for the better and makes speeches around the country. He's written one book, Age Less and Live More and is working on a second. His phone never stops ringing.
"I get calls from all over..Miami, Italy..I'm on TV in South America."
I asked him if he thinks about his final days.
"I never gave dying any though. I still don't. I know I've got to die. Everybody dies." said Bernando.
So what's next for a man who's lived over a century?
He wants to open a restaurant here in the valley with raw foods on one side and healthy American food on the other. But on his birthday, he's going to take a break from his busy days and celebrate another year of life.