Why Are People Living Longer In One Italian Village?

May 06, 2022 396

BY: Alex Ledsom

In 2013, a small village called Molochio on Italy’s southern hilly, Mediterranean coastline, comprised of about 2,000 people, made headlines. Amongst its inhabitants, it had an insanely large proportion of people over 100 years old–five centenarians to be exact.

As National Geographic went to investigate, one of them, the then-106-year-old Salvatore Caruso spoke of the secret to a long life. “No bacco, no tabacco, no venere—no drinking, no smoking, no women.” He told the reporter that he had lived on mostly figs and beans growing up and never any red meat. 103-year old Domenico Romeo said the same–“poco, ma tutto–a little bit, but of everything.”

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SOURCE: https://www.forbes.com

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