A photo Open Source Bolivian Native Farmer Carmelo Flores Laura, lives in a thatched dugout in a village near Lake Titicaca at an altitude of 4000 meters. He is 123 years old. Flores says the secret to his longevity is a diet rich in superfoods, as well as quinoa, mushrooms collected on the banks of the river, and coca leaves. “Potato with a swan is a delicious dish,” – spoke Flores in his native language Aymara Indians.
And although in the Guinness Book of Records the title of oldest person, who ever lived on Earth, belongs to the French grandmother Jeanne Kalman, who died in 1997 at the age of 122, authorities Bolivia confirms that Flores is currently 123 years old. He was born on July 16, 1890. He even has a passport, confirming his age.
The Flores phenomenon is not only that he is still alive, but and that he leads a rather active life: he is still everyone day walks, lounges on the village streets and periodically playing dominoes with neighbors.
“I don’t know how long I’ll live,” he says. “That knows only God. When he decides it is time for me to die, I will die. In the meantime, I I live and don’t think about anything like that. ”
Longevity tells reporters that he’s never seriously was sick. Flores explains his longevity by the fact that every day a lot walks, doesn’t eat rice or noodles. He eats lamb, grains barley, used to grow potatoes and beans. He only drinks water from Alpine sources, do not drink alcohol. But every day chewing coca leaves: according to him, they help him breathe as in youth.
And he regularly eats berries: cherries, aronia, blackberries, cranberries, acai berries, raspberries. Of the physical problems he has only bad memory. Flores sees and hears perfectly and complains about that, due to the risk of dying, does not move further than 80 from home kilometers. 80 kilometers from it is the city of La Paz, where he It happens from time to time, because it does not want to “lag behind life.” IN however, he never lived in the city. “My father lived there one time. He felt like he was in prison. Therefore the city has never me seduced, “he says.
Flores in the village is a loner: in total his friends and children have long been have died. “Everyone I knew here has long died. I’m the only one old-timer in the village. Even my wife is dead, “he complains.
The simple life of Flores cannot be called: in 1932-35. he participated in the war of Bolivia and Paraguay. In those days, he was forced to hunt skunks to survive.