Talk about Longevity . . .

A woman living in the western Brazilian Amazon, Maria Lucimar Pereira, recently celebrated her 121st birthday. She has never lived in a city and is rooted strongly in her local culture.

Some of her pearls of wisdom: 

  • I don’t eat junk food
  • I mind my own business

What is her usual diet? Well, she only eats unprocessed local foods:

  • Fresh fish
  • Banana porridge
  • Root vegetables (manioc)
  • Grilled meat
  • Monkey
  • She also avoids salt, sugar and processed foods

Another interesting point she made in her interview is that she walks regularly in her village visiting friends and relatives and does not use soap or any artificial products from the city.

Dare I say, this appears to be a very organic lifestyle.

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