People can't believe how old this influencer actually is

This man is constantly mistaken for being just half his actual age thanks to his youthful looks.

Influencer Edson Brandao, who lives in The Netherlands, said he has been blessed with good genetics and a naturally very young appearance. But can you guess how old he is?

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Edson shares his secrets on his Instagram. Photo: Media Drum World/Australscope

Edson said people regularly assume he is just 25 years old – when in fact he is 53 - that’s almost two decades older.

“People are always in shock when they find out I am fifty-three,” Edson said.

“It is fantastic to see how people are overwhelmed by my young appearance and that I can inspire them to change their lifestyle if they want.”

He has always been a confident man and at 53, says he has more energy than ever before in his life - and it’s all thanks to his positive mindset, exercising every day, good nutrition and skin care.

And he stressed he has never had plastic surgery.

“I managed to achieve my goals in a natural way with biologic food, fruit, vegetables, and drinking a lot of water. I use daily anti-ageing creams for my skin as well to keep the young appearance,” he explained.

“I see my body as a temple where my soul is living. Therefore, I take care of this precious gift from God.”

For Edson, his youthful good looks are the result of avoiding sugar, processed and fried foods, never smoking or touching drugs, and only drinking mineral water - of which he drinks two litres of a day.

“There is no difference between how I feel now compared to in my twenties, I feel that I have the same energy as before. To be honest, I feel better than ever before,” he said.

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Edson when he was actually in his 20s. Photo: Media Drum World/Australscope

“The power of positive thinking radiates a good energy for your body and mind,” he said. “I believe that gives you motivation to continue with a healthy lifestyle and keeps you younger.”

Whilst Edson works out seven days a week - a mix of weight lifting and cardio - to maintain his 65kg physique, a typical day of food for him consists of a fresh fruit smoothie, almond milk and cereal and homemade vegan pancakes for breakfast, grilled white fish or chicken with vegetables and brown rice for lunch, and salmon with mushroom, tomatoes and brown rice or sweet potato for dinner.

Edson shares his journey on his Instagram page, @edsonsecrets, and has written a book, Young After 40, where he reveals his secrets to staying young and happy.

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Edson works out seven days a week. Photo: Media Drum World/Australscope

“I like to inspire other people to give them a positive message that you can achieve everything in life if you really want to,” he said.

“I am the evidence that a human-being can stay and feel young even as you get older.

“The first step [to maintaining a youthful appearance] is to accept and love yourself. You are okay as you are.

“Then, create a daily routine of skin care, exercises, to eat and drink healthy, always look on the bright side of life and count your blessings.”

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