There’s a small village by the sea named Acciaroli, where senior citizens are acting like they’re in their 50’s…
They have “rampant libidos” (TMI, maybe)…
And almost nobody is complaining about achy joints or cataracts, which are common problems with people my parents’ age.
Imagine a 100 year old climbing up a steep mountain with zero pain, fishing all day long without a care in the world.
That’s a big step-up from a nursing home, right?
Well that’s how seniors from Acciaroli live, if they’re ordinary.
Italy has one of the happiest, oldest populations in the world
And this is despite how they drink more wine, eat a ton of pasta, and exercise less than we do.
As soon as I read this, I thought “sign me up!”
I might be in luck, and so are you.
Scientists might have figured out how we can copy them, so we age gracefully (or delay it for 20 years).
What would you do with 20 extra years of high-quality health?
If you want a piece of whatever elixir they have, here’s the inside scoop.
Scientists think it’s a staple in their diet — rosemary.
I did some research, and this herb contains polyphenols (powerful bioactive chemicals) that have potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammation compounds.
There are two in particular I want you to pay special attention to:
1) Rosmarinic Acid reduces inflammation, which can cause weight gain as you age. It also prevents oxidation in certain parts of your body, which keeps you feeling younger. Some studies show that it prevents breakdown of collagen under UV light (preventing wrinkles in your face!!)
2) Carnosic Acid boosts good microflora in your intestines, which helps with digestion and kicks your immune system into high gear. We all know how important gut health is, since it’s interrelated to the rest of your body.
There are so many more benefits that I didn’t list out for the sake of keeping this email a reasonable length…
But trust me when I say I was shocked to learn all the reasons why I should’ve started adding rosemary in my diet earlier.
When it comes to cooking with rosemary, a lot of people first think about fatty meats and how it makes a great marinade.
I keep my diet pretty clean, so I found this delicious rosemary tea recipe instead.
It’s really easy — just add one sprig to every two cups of water on the stove, and simmer.
You can add ginger, cinnamon, clove and honey.
Stir, pour, and enjoy.
Sipping on this tea every morning can become a 2-second ritual that gets you all the anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits of rosemary without the calories of a fatty meal.
So next time you’re at the grocery store, be sure to some up and give this tea a try.
Also, if you’re curious about how I read about the Italians, the link to that article is below.