Village where one in 10 residents live to be 100 says the recipe for success is 'only eating fresh stuff' (and daily sex)
81 villagers out of the 700 living in Acciaroli, Italy, are 100 years old
A village in Italy where more than one in 10 residents reach 100 years old has revealed the secret to their longevity - by 'only eating healthy stuff'.
Scientists have spent the last six months researching why residents living in Acciaroli, a tiny village on the west coast of Italy - 90 miles south of Naples - live for so long.
Experts have commented on their healthy diet and added that the sexual activity with the elderly living in the village 'appears to be rampant'.
And as a result, locals also seem to be largely immune from heart disease, dementia and other conditions associated with ageing in the rest of the Western world.
More than one in 10 - 81 at the mayor's last count - of the village's population of 700 has passed the century mark.
Local Antonio Vassalo, 100, referred to the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet based on olive oil, vegetables, fish and a fresh fruit.
He said: 'We only eat healthy stuff.'
His wife Amina, 93, added: 'We eat a lot of fish, fresh produce from the countryside that we grow ourselves.