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Thriving on Raw Eggs, World's Oldest Person Marks 117th Birthday in Italy

The oldest woman in the world is celebrating her birthday, and Reuters is reporting that, aside from 117 years of remarkable challenges and events, she has survived all this time eating the same thing every day of her life, with two to three raw eggs a day as her menu staple. She eats very little fruits or vegetables.

Whether it was her eating habits or something special about her DNA that’s let her live so long — or both — we do know that eggs are not the bad eggs that “science” for so many years made them out to be. We now know (as I’ve said all along) that eggs can be part of a healthy diet.

Egg yolks are arguably the healthiest part of the egg, containing vitamins A, D, E and K along with omega-3 fats. Compared to the whites, egg yolks also contain more beneficial folate and vitamin B12. The yolks also contain far more of the nutrient choline than the whites, and all of the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin.

Also, forget the erroneous information about eggs’ effect on cholesterol: Mounting evidence shows that dietary cholesterol has very little to do with cholesterol levels in your body, and eggs are not associated with high blood cholesterol or heart disease.

And, like our 117-year-old woman, I believe the best way to consume eggs, provided they come from a high-quality source, is to not cook them at all. If that just isn’t palatable to you, cook them very lightly, so as not to destroy their antioxidant properties. Previous research has said you can eat as many as a dozen eggs a week without impacting your cholesterol levels.
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