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


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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