Ever wondered how old the oldest person in the world is? Ever wondered what they eat on a regular basis? Well, you don’t have to wonder anymore. Emma Martina Luigia Morano was born on November 29th, 1899 in Civiasco, Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy. She passed away on April 15, 2017, at 117 years old!
She was the oldest of eight kids and moved a lot around with her family. But when Morano was old enough, she left the area where her family lived under a doctor’s recommendation. Apparently, the area where her family was located was unhealthy due to the weather.
Morano’s life was far from easy. Despite having a steady job, she lost her first true love to the war when she was just 26-years-old. She then married Giovanni Martinuzzi and the two had a son born in 1937. Sadly, she not only lost her son at only 6 months old, but she had to leave an abusive relationship with Martinuzzi.
Guinness World Records recognized Morano as the oldest living person. At 117, Morano passed away sitting at home in her armchair on the shores of Lake Maggiore. But before she passed away, she shared what she believed to be the secret to her long life.
Morano stated that it was her diet that kept her going for as long as she did. Specifically eggs. She noted that she ate 3 eggs every day, 2 of which were raw for over 90 years of her life.
Eggs are a great source of vitamins, cholesterol and have a source of high-quality protein without breaking the bank. They have a whole list of health benefits that nutritionists, dieticians, and experts in the healthcare field recommend.
They help people in various ways when it comes to health. That includes helping with building a strong immune system, providing strong muscles, helping in brain health and weight loss. The great thing about them is that you can make various dishes with them, you don’t just have to eat them plain. But the simpler you keep it, the better.
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