Emma Is The World’s Oldest Person and She Shares How
Emma Martina Luigia Morano is an Italian who is, at the age of 116 years, 340 days, the world's oldest living person, and the last verified living person to have been born in the 1800s. What is her secret to a long life?
Emma has a surprising daily diet. She eats the same exact thing every day...two raw eggs and cookies.
While Morano does suffer from health conditions like anemia, she is in great health for her age. She’s been eating raw eggs for years. Her doctor, Carlo Bava, told AFP News in an interview that, 'despite everything, she always recovers.'
Morano, one of eight children, was born on Nov. 29,1899. As an adult, she settled in the lakeshore town of Verbania where she worked in a factory making burlap sacks. She still resides in the town today and is the oldest person in Italian history.
When it comes to her living such a long life, Morano says that she attributes being single to her longevity. Her unhappy marriage ended in 1938, and she’s been living the single life ever since. Emma says she has had many suitors during her lifetime, but chose to remain alone. In 2015 she told the New York Times 'I didn’t want to be dominated by anyone'.
For a little more insight into Emma's world, check out the above video.