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Surprising Diet Secret of the World’s Oldest Person

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The world’s oldest person has lived to 117 by eating one food every day that cardiologists said would wreck her heart.

Emma Morano is the only living person known to have been alive during the 1800s. She was born on Nov. 29, 1899 in Verbania, Italy.

At age 20, Morano was diagnosed with anemia. Her doctor at the time told her to eat more eggs. So for the last 97 years she has eaten eggs every single day.

Usually, she ate two raw eggs and one cooked. In recent years, her appetite has diminished. So she eats just two raw eggs.1

Her current doctor, Dr. Carlo Bava, confirms her eggs-every-day diet.  “She always eats the same thing, every day, every week, every month and every year,” said Dr. Bava.2

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Emma Morano, celebrating her 117th birthday

For decades, cardiologists told us to limit consumption of eggs. They said the high cholesterol in the yolks would clog arteries, leading to heart disease and heart attacks. Morano ignored that advice. And it turns out she was right—and the world’s top heart experts were wrong.


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The Great Egg Heart Hoax

Recent research shows that dietary cholesterol does not raise blood cholesterol. Nor does it raise the risk of heart disease.3

Dr. Steven Nissen is chairman of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. He noted: “We got the dietary guidelines wrong. They’ve been wrong for decades.”

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How total is the reversal of health advice regarding eggs? Last year, a study published in the American Heart Journal concluded it is perfectly fine to eat up to three eggs every day…even if you have existing heart disease.4

In fact, eggs are one of nature’s most perfect foods.

5 Major Health Benefits of Eggs

Eggs are among the most nutrient-dense foods. They are not only high in protein, but they contain essential amino acids that make protein easier to absorb.

  1. Eggs Fight Cancer

One study found men deficient in vitamin D3 were about four times more likely to develop a rare, fast-spreading form of prostate cancer. Eating eggs is a great way to get more vitamin D3. Yolks are loaded with it.5,6

  1. Eggs Build Strong Bones

An egg yolk has most of the vitamins you need for strong bones. These include vitamins A, B6, B9 (folate), B12, and D3. The yolks also contain calcium, which is vital to building bones and preventing osteoporosis. Egg yolks provide healthy fat that allows you to better absorb these nutrients.7

  1. Eggs Boost Strength

Whole eggs provide protein needed to build lean muscle. Men in particular can benefit from eggs due to their greater muscle mass. That’s why Jeff Volek endorses them. He’s a Ph.D. and registered dietitian.

He’s also an exercise and nutrition researcher at the University of Connecticut. Volek says, “Calorie for calorie, you need less protein from eggs than you do from other sources to achieve the same muscle-building benefits.” The quality protein in eggs helps prevent muscle loss in seniors.8

  1. Eggs Tame Inflammation
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Inflammation is at the root of most illnesses… From allergies to Alzheimer’s. Eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids can help keep inflammation low. Egg yolks have a high concentration of these healthy fats.9

  1. Eggs Are Good for Your Heart

Eggs are packed with two vitamins crucial to heart health, B12 and B9. B12 is important to artery function. Being deficient in it can lead to coronary artery disease. B9 lowers homocysteine levels. People with high levels of this amino acid are almost twice as likely to develop heart disease.10,11

One other thing…Not all eggs are the same.

Eating mass-market eggs from grain-fed hens won’t give you the most benefits. Organic, pasture-raised eggs have more than double the amount of omega-3s. They also have less of the inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids.

Many supermarkets now carry organic eggs. Or try your local farmer’s market. Looks for eggs that have deeply orange yolks. That means they are more nutrient-dense.

In Good Health,

Angela Salerno
Executive Director, INH Health Watch

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References:
1http://nypost.com/2016/10/29/worlds-oldest-woman-says-eggs-are-secret-to-long-life/
2https://ca.news.yahoo.com/thriving-raw-eggs-worlds-oldest-person-marks-117th-134043804.html
3https://www.institutefornaturalhealing.com/2016/07/why-every-man-should-eat-egg-yolks/
4https://www.institutefornaturalhealing.com/2016/07/why-every-man-should-eat-egg-yolks/
5http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/307282.php
6https://www.institutefornaturalhealing.com/2015/09/5-surprising-ways-egg-yolks-boost-your-health/
7http://www.betterbones.com/bonenutrition/20keybonenutrients.pdf
8http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/muscle-food?slide=2
9http://arizonaadvancedmedicine.com/inflammation-a-common-denominator-of-disease/
10http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19676146
11https://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-b9-folic-acid

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