Jo plans on changing her diet — to raw eggs

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Raw eggs leads to longevity. Well I’ll be damned.

The Daily News ran a story about Europe’s oldest living person, who at 115 years young attributes this remarkable feat to eating raw eggs every day and remaining single for most of her life.

Who knew?

Italian Emma Morano lives alone and explained that she has been eating three raw eggs every day ever since a doctor told her in 1910 that it would help with her anemia.

“And it continues to keep me healthy now,” she said.

Another contributing factor she said is to be single. She was briefly married but it ended in 1938.

“I have had many opportunities to pair off, but I prefer to live alone, I didn’t want to be dominated by anyone,” she concluded.

And here I am thinking all along that the secret to a long life was low-fat, low-carb and “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

Boy, am I far off the beaten path.

Here is Emma wolfing down her eggs, eating ground meat, pasta, and bananas, and is doing just find and dandy all by her lonesome, if you please.

Up till this very minute all the reports I have ever read instructed you to stay away from raw eggs, they have salmonella; don’t eat animal protein, it shortens your life, stay away from pasta, it causes high triglyceride levels, and never, under any circumstances, eat a banana — it is one of the worst foods for weight loss.

How could these nutritionist gurus be so far off? Here is Emma Morano, proof positive that just the opposite is what is keeping her hale and healthy living la vita solo without a worry in the world. Just SMH.

On another note, did everyone see the 40th Anniversary special on “Saturday Night Live?” For those of you that didn’t and are still waiting to see it on your DVR, read no further.

For those that did, I ask you, what happened with Eddie Murphy? He hadn’t been on the show for 30 years and the best the producers, writers and Eddie himself could come up with was a babble on how it was like his high-school reunion and it was great, blah, blah, blah then cut to a commercial? The least the producers could have done was run a montage of some of his greatest skits rolling behind him. In the immortal words of John Belushi, “But noooooooooo!” Just an inane soliloquy.

I stayed up and watched the exceedingly long spectacular hoping just for an Eddie Murphy moment and all I got was an Eddie Murphy nano-second.

Not for Nuthin™, but from now on I’m taking my cues from Emma Morano. Forget about those nutritionists and their advice, and hopefully I’ll make it another 40 years so I can catch the 80th SNL reunion and get to see the Eddie skits that were left out.

Follow me on Twitter @JDelBuono.

Joanna DelBuono writes about national issues every Wednesday on E-mail her at
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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