ROSEMARY, The Secret Ingredient For Longer Life Has Been Discovered And You Probably Have It In Your Garden Or Kitchen!
According to studies, a group of old people who used this aromatic plant had increased longevity and completely avoided heart diseases and Alzheimer’s!
Scientist came to the discovery while examining 300 old people from a small town in Italy. They called them centurions, due to the Latin name of the number 100, centum.
Abundant sunshine and clean air keep people outdoors, swimming at local beaches or climbing the steep hills that ripple along the Cilento Coast, south of Naples.
The scientists were examining the daily activities of 300 old men from the Acciaroli area near Salerno. During the research, it was discovered that the men, who used an aromatic plant every day, lived longer and had no history of heart of Alzheimer’s disease. The area in which they live is situated between mountains and sea and only has a couple thousands inhabitants, with 300 men aged 100 or more among them!
“They use rosemary on everything they cook,” said one of the researchers, Dr. Alan Maisel, a cardiologist and professor at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine.
This is an astonishing percentage especially when you compare it with the USA, in which only 0.2% of the population lives for that long. It is believed that their healthy Mediterranean diet is responsible for their longevity and low rate of physical and mental diseases. Of course, it’s not only the diet that helps – the fresh air and everyday physical activity of these people are also responsible for their perfect health.
“We are the first group of scientists who was given permission to research the Acciaroli inhabitants,” says Alan Maisel, MD and a professor at the School of Medicine in San Diego. The team of scientists will continue research on their diet and way of life, and will also examine the inhabitants’ blood and hand out medical questionnaires to the Acciaroli people.
“The goal of the study is to determine how this group of 300 people has lived for so long. We will conduct a complete genetic analysis and examine their diet and physical activity,” says professor Maisel. “We hope we can use the results in practice at our school and on patients around the world.”