We came across the pictures of a woman named Mama Efisho, who is 191 years old according a great great grandson of the woman, Mr. Avuefeyen.

According to him, the woman who is about two centuries old ‘lives in Ellu (Edhemoko, Akaluba Street, Ellu in INLG).

Ellu is an Isoko, countryside community in Delta State of Nigeria that was founded around the 18th century.

mama1 At 191 Years Old, Mama Esifiho May Be The Oldest Woman Alive. Period.


The crop, Cassava, is the main foods consumed by Isoko people where Mama Efisho is from. Even though we are still waiting confirmation of her true age, what she eats probably explains her long life.

Cassava is loaded with magnesium and copper. A diet rich in magnesium promotes life-long health, lowering your blood pressure and reducing your risk of osteoporosis. While a diet rich in copper helps support healthy nerve function. A cup of cassava contains 23 percent of the copper you need each day, determined by the Institute of Medicine.

At 191 Years Old, Mama Esifiho May Be The Oldest Woman Alive. Period.  was originally published on blackdoctor.org

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