World's Oldest Person Emma Morano Reveals her Diet Secrets of Her Health While Preparing to Celebrate her 117th Birthday!

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World's Oldest Person Emma Morano Reveals her Diet Secrets of Her Health While Preparing to Celebrate her 117th Birthday!

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth B - 1899-11-29, D - 2017-04-15
  • Nationality Italian
  • Birth Place Civiasco, Italy
  • Profession Super Centenarian
  • Birth Name Emma Martina Luigia Morano OMRI
  • Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
  • Ethnicity/Race Italian
  • Father Giovanni Moran
  • Mother Matilde Bresciani
  • Sister/s Angela Morano
  • Son/s 1
  • Relationship Status Single
  • Divorce/Split Yes (Once)
  • Ex-Husband Giovanni Martinuzzi (m. 1926–1978)
  • Net Worth Not Disclosed
  • Height/ How Tall? N\A
  • Weight N/A
  • Hair Short
  • Hair Color White
  • Eye Color Brown
  • Lesbian No

Emma Morano is the only living person who shares a direct link to the late 1800s, and on Tuesday, she will be turning 117 years. On the way of being the oldest person alive, Emma shared her secret diet which is believed to be the reason behind her health, and it is simply unbelievable.

The diet for long life:

The most elderly adult Emma Morano was born on November 29, 1899, and is the only oldest person alive and the secret behind her long life is a mere diet of three eggs a day, cookies and milk. She started her diet with eggs after being claimed beneficial by her doctor when she was diagnosed with anemia at the age of 20.

She said in an Interview,

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

She currently eats three eggs, two of them raw in the morning and one cooked during noon. Her doctor from the past 27 years, Carlo Bava revealed that Emma has always eaten very few vegetables and fruits and explained her previous and current diet, the doctor said;

'Emma has always eaten very few vegetables, very little fruit. When I met her, she ate three eggs per day, two raws in the morning and then an omelet at noon, and chicken at dinner. 

Now she lives mostly on biscuits and does not want to eat meat because she doesn't like it anymore and someone told her it causes cancer.'

Caption: Emma Morano the oldest living person in the world to celebrate her 117 birthday.

Other reasons that helped in good health:

Dr. Bava also holds her genetics as a reason for her long lifespan as her mother Matilde Bresciani lived to be 91 years old and at least her two sisters out of eight children lived more than 100 years, and now, Emma has outlived her whole family.

She also says that leaving her violently abusive husband in 1938 is the reason for her wellbeing; however, she has been living alone the entire time after her only son died shortly before she left her husband. Since then, she lived and worked alone in jute sacks producing factory to support her living.

Emma does not plans to celebrate her birthday and is not even sure to have a slice of her birthday cake but is expecting people to come from far places to mark the day as something special. She said,

“The last time I ate a little, but then I did not feel good.”

She continued,

“'People come. I don't invite anybody, but they come. From America, Switzerland, Austria, Turin, Milan. They come from all over to see me.”

Of all the reasons that helped Emma with living this long, Dr. Bava admits he has contributed enough to keep Emma alive. He says,

“To live with the role of being the keeper of such a monument is sort of like the keeper of the Tower of Pisa, which has been leaning for centuries. The day it topples over, someone will be held responsible. When Emma dies, I will be her doctor, and therefore, people will wonder why of course.”