survived 3 epidemics, two world wars and defeated a tumor. What’s the secret to longevity?


On January 2, 2022, the Japanese Kane Tanaka extinguished 119 candles and, according to Guinness World Records, is the longest living woman in the world still alive.

Ms. Kane survived three epidemics – the Spanish one (1918-1920), SARS (2004) and (so far) Covid 19 – in two world wars, the effects of the Nagasaki atomic bomb and defeated a tumor at the age of 103 for years.

Nipona lives in a nursing home in Higashi-ku, Fukuoka Prefecture, is still healthy and spends her time taking short walks in the corridors.

He loves sweets and drinks coffee

“I have a choice to work hard on,” she said in an interview with a Japanese TV station. His hobbies include calligraphy and arithmetic. It feeds on rice, fish and soup. He also used to drink a lot of water, a diet he has been following since he was about 112 years old.

He still has a strong appetite, loves sweets and drinks 3 cups of coffee a day, nutritious drinks and juices. The family, which means everything to her, says that deep sleep is the secret to her longevity.

At the age of 103, Tanaka was diagnosed with colon cancer, but thanks to a timely surgery in Tokyo, she survived.

In 2010, when she was 107 years old, her son wrote “In Good Times and Bad Times, 107 Years,” a book about a woman’s life and longevity.

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