By Damon Mitchell •
Published: 25 Feb 2020 • 11:25
Following a Mediterranean diet: Bread, oil and a little meat.
BENALMADENA resident, Isabel Pastor, turned 106 this Monday. She doesn’t know how she has lived so long but thinks her healthy diet may have something to do with it. She was born in 1914 in Adamuz, Cordoba but has lived in Benalmadena for 24 years, where she had a son Amador, a retired national policeman who will be 82 in a few weeks. Isabel married in the middle of the Civil War and now has three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. One of them, recalls that Isabel has never even had a fever and still gets around on her own without a helper.
She feels “very old but very good” and confesses that she eats very little meat and follows a Mediterranean diet, but will definitely still be enjoying a slice of birthday cake.
Isabel suggests that the secret of a long life is a combination of three things, “Will, strength and patience.”
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