“Always keep your smile. That’s how I explain my long life.” – Jeanne Calment
Who was Jeanne Calment?
She was a French supercentenarian who had the longest confirmed human lifespan on record, living to the age of 122 years, 164 days.
Calment ascribed her longevity and relatively youthful appearance for her age to a diet rich in olive oil (which she also rubbed onto her skin), as well as a diet of port wine, and ate nearly one kilogram (2.2 lb) of chocolate every week. She also credited her calmness, saying, “That’s why they call me Calment.” Calment reportedly remained mentally intact until her very end.