What is the secret to the centenarians? Of course these are the people who live past 100 years old, but how do they do it? The fountain of youth? Gigantic purple fruits? Icelandic water? Witchcraft?
Actually science has not quite come up with an unequivocal answer based on scientific studies, but there are some shreds of evidence that (other than genetics) there are really only 4 key elements in pushing past that 100 year mark. In order of importance, here they are:
- Low stress
Although we’d like to think there is some secret ingredient or pill that can extend our life, its really our LIFESTYLE that determines our length and quality of our life. In this sense it would be helpful to follow some people who are living proof of lifestyle and have pushed beyond that 100 year mark. Below is a video of a guy who is 110, alive and kicking. He also attributes a big part of his longevity to ample rest, no cooked red mean accept for lamb and loads of Cinnamon, Garlic, Chocolate, Olive Oil, and Honey.
Makes sense, as the first three, Cinnamon, Garlic and Chocolate are loaded with antioxidants and slow down the aging process and the honey at least raw unfiltered honey is loaded with healthy bacteria and enzymes to bolster the immune system.
Olive oil is one of my favorites because raw fat is one of the most powerful foods we can eat. I’d have to one up him on this though and add raw fat from fish, avocados, nuts, raw eggs, raw cheese and raw meat. Yep, cowboy sushi will make you stronger than an ox and smarter than an alien. The beauty of raw fat is that it binds to toxins and removes them with your waste, keep your system running smooth and strong. Just make sure you buy organic, free range and fresh.
Now good food and rest will take you a long way, but if you don’t have your stress levels in check forget it. So I recommend some form of exercise, mediation and yoga daily, which in my humble opinion will push you past that 100 mark! Check out the vid below for a little testimonial from a local centenarian and feel free to comment below. Peace ya’ll -Chad
Wednesday Wisdom #26
Every Wednesday I post a killer quote to keep you at the top of your game!