There's only one person alive born in the 1800s -- and her diet is incredible

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As of Thursday, Emma Morano is the only person on Earth who was born in the 1800s. She credits her longevity to her very bizarre diet.

There's Only One Person Alive Born in the 1800s — And Her Diet Is Incredible
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The 116-year-old Italian woman isn't gluten-free, vegan, or Paleo. She's not gulping green smoothies or snacking on superfoods. Morano told the Associated Press she eats two raw eggs a day. Yes, really.

Since developing anemia as a child, Morano has been on the raw egg kick. It was her doctor who suggested she should add the eggs to her diet when she was just a young girl.

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There's only one person alive born in the 1800s -- and her diet is incredible
FILE - In this Friday, June 26, 2015 photo, Emma Morano, 116, sits in her apartment in Verbania, Italy. At 116 years of age, Emma is now the oldest person in the world and is believed to be the last surviving person in the world who was born in the 1800s, coming into the world on Nov. 29, 1899. Thatâs just 4 and a half months after Susannah Mushatt Jones, who died Thursday in New York at the age of 116. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
FILE - In this Friday, June 26, 2015 photo, Emma Morano, 116, smiles at her physician, Carlo Bava, as she sits in her apartment in Verbania, Italy. At 116 years of age, Emma is now the oldest person in the world and is believed to be the last surviving person in the world who was born in the 1800s, coming into the world on Nov. 29, 1899. Thatâs just 4 and a half months after Susannah Mushatt Jones, who died Thursday in New York at the age of 116. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
FILE - In this Friday, June 26, 2015 photo, Emma Morano, 116, sits in her apartment in Verbania, Italy. At 116 years of age, Emma is now the oldest person in the world and is believed to be the last surviving person in the world who was born in the 1800s, coming into the world on Nov. 29, 1899. Thatâs just 4 and a half months after Susannah Mushatt Jones, who died Thursday in New York at the age of 116. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
FILE - In this Friday, June 26, 2015 photo, Emma Morano, 116, sits in her apartment in Verbania, Italy. At 116 years of age, Emma is now the oldest person in the world and is believed to be the last surviving person in the world who was born in the 1800s, coming into the world on Nov. 29, 1899. Thatâs just 4 and a half months after Susannah Mushatt Jones, who died Thursday in New York at the age of 116. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
In this Friday, June 26, 2015 photo, Emma Morano, 115, smiles at her physician, Carlo Bava, in her apartment in Verbania, Italy. Morano and Susannah Mushatt Jones, also 115, of the Brooklyn borough of New York, are believed to be the last two people in the world with birthdates in the 1800s. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
In this Friday, June 26, 2015 photo, Emma Morano, 115, looks at an old portrait of herself in her apartment in Verbania, Italy. Morano and Susannah Mushatt Jones, also 115, of the Brooklyn borough of New York, are believed to be the last two people in the world with birthdates in the 1800s. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
In this Friday, June 26, 2015 photo, Emma Morano, 115, sits in her apartment in Verbania, Italy. Morano and Susannah Mushatt Jones, also 115, of the Brooklyn borough of New York, are believed to be the last two people in the world with birthdates in the 1800s. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
In this Friday, June 26, 2015 photo, Emma Morano, 115, sits in her apartment in Verbania, Italy. Morano and Susannah Mushatt Jones, also 115, of the Brooklyn borough of New York, are believed to be the last two people in the world with birthdates in the 1800s. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
In this Friday, June 26, 2015 photo, Emma Morano, 115, eats in her apartment in Verbania, Italy. Morano and Susannah Mushatt Jones, also 115, of the Brooklyn borough of New York, are believed to be the last two people in the world with birthdates in the 1800s. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
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"He told me to eat two or three eggs a day, so I eat two eggs a day," she said.

Morano's secret doesn't mean we should all be slugging back egg yolks in the name of health. Even though instances of egg-related salmonella have reportedly decreased since 1998, eggs for human consumption are probably better off cooked, because hey — why risk it? Plus, one study found that egg protein is more digestible when cooked, yet another compelling reason we should fully cook our omelets.

Whether or not raw eggs are all they're cracked up to be (had to), Morano's old age isn't out of the ordinary for Italy, where there are a number of centenarians. In one village, there are roughly 300 people over 100 years old, NPR reported.

BRB, moving to Italy.

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