This Is What the World’s Oldest Person Eats Every Day

At 116 years old, Emma Morano is the world’s oldest person, and the Italian woman eats raw eggs every day

When you get to be 116 years old, you have to know a thing or two about how to eat.

Emma Morano is one of the last people alive who was born in the nineteenth century. Morano, who lives in Verbania, a town in northern Italy, will be turning 117 in November. The secret to a long life might have something to do with her diet: She eats two raw eggs almost daily. Worries about salmonella aside, the centenarian must be doing something right because she’s kept up this routine for the better part of her nearly 117 years of existence.

"I eat two eggs a day, and that's it. And cookies. But I do not eat much because I have no teeth," she told The Local.

Morano told The Local that when she was 20, she suffered from anemia. A doctor prescribed her a diet of three eggs daily: two raw and one cooked. She has since kept that same diet. In fact, she seems to go against most of what modern nutrition tells us to do in order to sustain a long, healthy life.

"Emma has always eaten very few vegetables, very little fruit,” her primary care doctor said. “When I met her, she ate three eggs per day, two raw in the morning and then an omelette at noon, and chicken at dinner.”


The previous record-holder for the oldest person in the world ate bacon every day until she died, so perhaps breakfast foods are the source of the fountain of youth