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Taking Honey, Tomatoes & Eating Cucumbers Daily Can Make You Live Over 100 Years

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January 2nd, 2017 – Taking Honey, Tomatoes & Eating Cucumbers Daily Can Make You Live Over 100 Years

Over 100,000 people aged 100 or over are found in Spain. Spain is the country with the greatest life expectancy after Japan, OECD data and the latest population census shows.

Over a year, media photographer Andrea Comas interviewed Spaniards aged 100 or more across the country from the green- hilled northern region of Asturias to the Balearic island of Menorca.

Average life expectancy at birth in Spain is 83.2, according to the latest OECD statistics made available in 2013, just a shade below the 83.4 years on average a Japanese newborn can expect to live.

Most of the men and women Comas interviewed showed a zest for life and an interest in pastimes from amateur dramatics to playing the piano.

Many also continued to carry out daily duties from farm work to caring for a disabled child.

Pedro Rodriguez, 106, plays the piano every day in the living room of his flat in Asturias, northern Spain, where he lives with his wife who is nearly 20 years younger than him.

Their daughters visit them often.

“The nuns taught me how to play the piano as a child,” he said after giving a rendition of a Spanish waltz.

The majority of these elderly people were surrounded by family or had loved ones calling in on them daily showing how Spain continues to be a closely-knit society, where family ties are paramount.

Francisco Nunez, 112, is the oldest person Comas interviewed. He lives with his octogenarian daughter in his house in Badajoz, south-western Spain.

He says he doesn’t like the pensioners’ daycare center because it’s full of old people.

“He hasn’t had to leave his home. I’m single and I live here with him,” says daughter Maria Antonia Nunez, 81, as she adjusts his beret.

When questioned about their most vivid memories, many recall Spain’s 1936 to 1939 civil war which set neighbour against neighbour and resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths followed by the 36-year dictatorship of Francisco Franco.

Pilar Fernandez, 101, suffered hunger and hardship during the war years alongside her nine brothers and sisters. To avoid history repeating itself, she limited herself to one child.

“From pure fear, I didn’t have any more,” says the sprightly woman who lives with her daughter’s family in Asturias and tends livestock and a vegetable garden.

Tips for long life ranged from a spoonful of honey a day to regular intake of gazpacho, a traditional cold Spanish soup made from tomatoes and cucumbers.

Gumersindo Cubo, 101, from Avila, puts his longevity down to a childhood spent in a house in the woods with his eight brothers and sisters, where his father was a park ranger.

“It’s from inhaling the pine resin from the woods where I lived as a child,” he says, telling of how his mother would put a jar of the resin under the bed of the sick.

Sources: Reuters/NAN



  1. Commenthin

    January 2, 2017 at 7:31 PM

    That’s all BS…contentment is the key. The reason why most don’t live longer like older generation is because of quest and worry for wealth.

    • OLA

      January 3, 2017 at 12:56 AM


  2. fifelomo

    January 2, 2017 at 8:27 PM

    What a useful information.

  3. Bok

    January 3, 2017 at 2:48 AM

    our fathers who had live more than 100 years probably did not know what cucumber is, cut the bull

  4. Big Bench

    January 3, 2017 at 4:17 AM

    Pipul are no wanting to die but are wanting to go hevun. Can it posibul? Is not matta of how long you are live for life. Is only matta how well you are live for life. Was you smoke igbo when you are live? Was you rastaman? Was you dey for God side who create you? Was you dash something to poor mens? Was you lie down like foot mat so that pipul are carry you clean leg bifor they enter hevun? Is things that matta. No be to eat tomato and cucumber everyday. You be goat? Even goat is chop cucumber finish and still die. Goat is chop grass finish and still die. Is grass not give something for body. Grass is even have vitamin pass away cucumba. But goat is still die upon all the grass weyrit chop. Even King Nebukadneza was die upon say he was chop grass for sevun years for bush. Orinal grass o. No be China. So if goat is die and Nebukadnaza is die, who is think say he no go die? Is no to be eating honey. Even bible say too much honey is not dey good. Is dey for Proverb for bible. Even bee weyris get the honey wey you de plan to thief so that you go lick am is die. So how you no go die? Abeg make you not telling us this thing. Make you tell pipul make them love one anothers of follow human beans bicos is only love can posibul to carry us to hevun.

  5. Big Aunty Koks

    January 3, 2017 at 7:34 AM

    Doing daily chores for yourself certainly helps people stay agile. Families and friends coming around often, I believe also helps but regarding diet, it could be the freshness of the food that helps the human body perform better . Simplicity is the key. The over 100 year old people I know live in villages and are either farmers or fishermen who undertake manual labour which I think is helpful in keeping the limbs active. The study makes sense and is worth consideration.

  6. Tendy

    January 3, 2017 at 10:26 AM

    True but it ain’t that only, once you have Jesus and live in peace with all men, that makes you live longer too.
    All these comments I see about quest for wealth and so on, can you wake up without hope of eating for the day and not be worried? @Commenthin u should rather say “desperate to get wealth by all means” cos I don’t see anything wrong in one worrying about getting wealth so pls rephrase your statement, hope u didn’t get me wrong. Thanks

  7. Endure

    January 3, 2017 at 2:21 PM

    @big Bench you’ve made the most meaningful comment I’ve ever read from you. You are absolutely right. The world is rapidly changing from what it used to be. Some foods that formerly posed no threat to life has now become things we strictly need to avoid to live long.

    The bible accurately predicted the time we are living as the last days that will be marked with all sort of new development. The bible said their would (pestilences) that is,all types of diseases in our time. This is not to say their was no disease in the bible times but the one prophesied by jesus that will mark the end of the world will be unprecedented. That is why we see all sort of sicknesses emerging with all kinds of names posing a significant threat to life. No matter how we try to be choosy in some food that could be dangerous to our health,the fact remains that we will still die in one way or the other at any time and any day.

    While we have to listen to the science as regard to what types of food we should consume,the most important thing is [“our relationship with God and fellow humans”]. Let’s walk with God and obey his commands so that when unforeseen death takes our life either through accident,disease or other means,we will be rest assured that their will be fine reward for us from God.

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