Bolivia: farmer claims diet of quinoa, mushrooms, coca leaves key to his longevity

Posted on August 18, 2013 • Filed under: Bolivia, Latin America Health

FRASQUIA, Bolivia — Bolivian indigenous farmer Carmelo Flores, who could be the oldest person to have ever lived, attributes his longevity to quinoa grains, riverside mushrooms and around-the-clock chewing of coca leaves.
Speaking in the 4,000-meter high hamlet where he lives in a straw-roofed hut, Flores says the traditional Andean diet has kept him alive for 123 years. Read Article

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