Jiroemon Kimura, a farmer from Kyoto, says it’s not so bad – and his secret is simple.
Eat small portions.
That’s it. What, you were expecting more?
Maybe there’s something to his advice. After all, Kimura just turned 115 years old yesterday. He is officially the world’s oldest man.
Kimura credits his eating habits as a major factor in reaching such a historic milestone, and scientists do think certain foods can help us prolong our lives by helping to keep us disease free and restoring our anti-oxidant level.
According to Diseaseproof.com, the seven best foods for ensuring a long healthy life are black raspberries, strawberries, flax seeds, blueberries, green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, and broccoli sprouts.
The foods to avoid altogether include butter, french fries, doughnuts, and sausage.
Jiroemon Kimura is not only the world’s oldest man, but he’s also been verified as the third-oldest person in history.
When he received the news, he said he was “delighted beyond words.”
He also added, when asked about the reason for his extraordinarily long life, “I don’t know exactly…maybe it’s all thanks to the sun above me. I am always looking up towards the sky, that is how I am.”
More in the video below.