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Pass The Bottle! World’s Oldest Man Claims Drinking Wine Is Key To Long Life

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Pass The Bottle! World’s Oldest Man Claims Drinking Wine Is Key To Long Life

When people get to a very old age, everyone wants to know their secret in fighting off the Grim Reaper - especially when it comes to those over 100 years old. Some supercentenarians claim it's due to coffee, tea, steak, desserts... or even avoiding relationships.

Some of the suggestions might make you sigh and go, 'Well if it will make me live longer then I guess I'll give it a go' without much enthusiasm. But this latest insight from the world's oldest living man is much more exciting.

Francisco Nunez Olivera, from Spain, says a daily glass of red wine (and a diet of home-grown vegetables) has been his key to living to a whopping 113-years-old.

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The Spaniard earned the titled of world's oldest man in August after Polish-born Israeli Yisrael Kristal died. Over his incredibly long life, he's only been to hospital twice, and one of those visits was for cataract surgery.

Francisco's daughter Milagros told The Local what she thought was behind his long life: "A gentle routine in a quiet village, being his own boss, not arguing with the family and enjoying the good life that revolved around the field, his house and the village bar."

I think we'd all prefer to stick with the wine angle.

The supercentenarian had gone on walks around his village up until the age of 107, which is better than some people half his age.

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Francisco
Francisco

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But people who live beyond 100 have a huge variety of 'secrets' that they reckon helped them reach triple digits. The son of Adele Dunlap, 113, told NorthJersey.com: "She never went out jogging or anything like that. She smoked, and when my father had his first heart attack, they both stopped. I think she ate anything she wanted."

As lifestyles go, that's not a bad endorsement.

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The former oldest person in the world, Misao Okawa, who lived to 117, told the Japan Times: "[I liked] eating delicious things. Eat and sleep and you will live a long time. You have to learn to relax."

Emma Morano, who was born in 1899, told AFP: "I eat two eggs a day, and that's it. And cookies. But I do not eat much because I have no teeth." The 117-year-old also claimed that being single was why she lived as long as she did.

Everyone has their own secret to a long life, maybe yours will be sinking pints.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Awesome, Wine, Interesting, Life, Age, Community

Stewart Perrie
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