Rosemary and time
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.
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.
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 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.