In the peaceful coastal hamlet of Acciaroli (Italy), villagers enjoy the good life – and they enjoy it for a while longer than the rest of us.
More than one in ten residents make it up to (and well past) their hundredth birthdays (yes you did read that correctly!) And without many of the problems that plague aging populations elsewhere around the globe.
It’s not because the villagers are especially health-conscious. Connoisseurs of food, drink & tobacco; their zest for life’s pleasures are as famous as their longevity.
The story of Acciaroli was reported in several high-profile media outlets – including the BBC, The Telegraph, and The New York Times. In September 2016, it caught the interest of David Spencer-Percival, the founder of No1 Rosemary Water.
So why do these people live so long, and so well?
Rosemary & Time [sic].
When scientists visited Acciaroli, they identified one potentially crucial variable: the villagers ate rosemary, and a lot of it. Grown locally, the herb is an integral part of their otherwise classically Mediterranean diet.
Rosemary’s benefits are well-documented: it has anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties. It can reportedly ward off dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Amazing stuff!
But beyond the health benefits, Acciaroli’s villagers consume Rosemary because they love it.
The herb is part of their lifestyle and it complements their need to satisfy their appetites, pursue their desires and live the fullest – and longest lives, they can.
Again: One In Ten villagers, Live To Over 100.
As Henry David Thoreau said: “A man may esteem himself happy, when that which is his food is also his medicine.
Drink To Your Health.
A visit to Acciaroli with his wife Bonita turned the founder, David’s interest in rosemary into an obsession.
There was, however, one problem: he didn’t really want to eat it, and there were no rosemary drinks available on the market. Desperate to somehow integrate the plant into his diet, he decided to create his own.
David designed No1 Rosemary Water as a drink to remember; something that would provide a convenient means of incorporating this reinvigorating herb into conventional Western diets.
Bottled according to strict quality standards, the drink contains pure 4% rosemary extract, concentrating the essential properties of the plant into a refreshing, luxurious still or sparkling beverage – retaining the health benefits and the distinct Mediterranean flavour.
Only a select few people live in Acciaroli, but No1 Rosemary Water makes the Acciaroli lifestyle available to anyone willing to try it. If you’re going to drink, drink to your health.
You can see a the sparkling and Still range of products HERE