People From This Small Village Live To Be 100

Living to be 100 years old is something to marvel at, but living to be a century and in great health is even more astonishing. Scientist are baffled by residents in the small village of Acciaroli, Italy. The town has a population of 2,000 and boast about 300 elders who have reached the age of 100 with 20 percent of them reaching 110.

“For us, it’s natural,” Acciaroli Mayor Stefano Pisani told CBS. “We have many people living 100 years.”   Many of them say they feel young and need little to no assistance to complete daily tasks. According to New York Post the small village, located on the country’s southern coast, has prompted researchers to study the residents way of life and figure out why they live so long.

One secret they’ve found is rosemary, they grow the herb and use it as a garnish or in oils. The herb prevents diseases such as Alzheimer’s and improves brain function and memory. Researchers also attribute the residents good health to their diet of fresh fish and locally grown fruits and vegetables. Despite a diet filled with wine and cigarettes, they have less Alzheimer’s, cataracts and bone fractures, according to Dr. Alan Maisel a cardiologist and professor at the University of California, San Diego.

“We don’t see any heart failure, they have high blood pressure, but the heart seems good in practically everybody we’ve measured. So there’s something there,” Maisel said.

It also helps that the residents live a tranquil laid back lifestyle and live in an untouched utopia. Acciaroli doesn’t have a lot of industry so the air they breath is unpolluted, as well as gorgeous weather, mild temperatures, Mediterranean breezes and lots of sunshine.

We are definitely taking notes as we could learn from these wise elders.