What do these centenarians seem to have in common?
An active life style. Strong family ties and to have a purpose in life. Many grew up in rural surroundings although some moved to towns in their adult life. An abundance of organic fruit and veggies were available in rural areas. Some enjoyed red wine or home-made brandy in moderation. This contained resveratrol which is found in red or purple grapes. Resveratrol helps to lower blood pressure and allow a higher volume of blood to flow through your body, delivering increased oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells. They also thought a sense of humor and laughter was a contributing factor.
Maria Esther Capovilla
Maria was born in September 1889. She died in August 2006 at the age of one hundred and sixteen years of age. Maria was from Ecuador in South America. She lived to the age of one hundred and sixteen. She lived in the Andes mountains. Her main diet was chicken, legumes, vegetables, fruit and corn.
Emma was born in Civiasco, a mountain village, in Italy in 1899. She has survived two world wars. She married in 1926 and separated from her husband in 1938. She likes living on her own. Emma retired at seventy five years and lives in a two room apartment, in Verbania Italy. She eats biscuits with milk for breakfast. And attributes her longevity to the two raw eggs she eats during the day. She has pasta and minced meat for lunch and a glass of milk for dinner. She also drinks a glass of homemade brandy and enjoys chocolate. She is positive about the future.