World’s oldest woman shares her secret to long life: Eating eggs and cookies

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Emma Morano, an Italian woman who just celebrated her 117th birthday, revealed her secret to living so long that she’s the last living person born in the 1800s: eggs and cookies.

Speaking to The Guardian a few weeks ago, Morano credited her longevity to an unusual diet: “I eat two eggs a day and that’s it. And cookies. But I do not eat much because I have no teeth.” 

And cookies were, indeed, on the menu on Tuesday as Morano celebrated her birthday at her home in Verbania, Italy, attended by her two elderly nieces, a pair of caregivers and her long-time physician. Read more…

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