Supercentenarian

World’s oldest woman says 2 types of food have helped her live to 116

Emma Morano, 116, poses in Verbania, North Italy, on May 14, 2016. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Emma Morano, who is currently the world’s oldest woman, will celebrate her 117th birthday in November. Speaking to Agence France-Presse, she revealed the diet that has, perhaps, kept her thriving for more than a century.

“I eat two eggs a day and that’s it,” she said in a video interview. “I eat cookies. I don’t eat much because I have no teeth.”

Earlier this year, Morano specified that she eats two raw eggs everyday, a practice that she took up as a young woman to combat anemia. Morano has also credited her old age to her many years as a single lady. She ended a difficult marriage in 1938, and has had plenty of suitors since then. But she never settled down with a second husband. “I didn’t want to be dominated by anyone,” she told The New York Times.

Morano’s doctor, Carlo Bava seemed a little flummoxed by his patient’s resilience. “We’re all thinking that Emma is eternal, because despite everything she always recovers,” he said, “and quite easily, I might add, including when she was quite unwell. But when she is well, she really is well.” Watch the full interview with Morano below.

Read the full story at The Huffington Post.

 

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