If this factoid is validated, it would make her the oldest documented person in the world.
When asked about her longevity secrets, one of Mariam’s daughters pointed out that her mother drinks “a glass of olive oil every day.”
Very well then.
Yesterday afternoon, Mary Kearl of AOL Body & Mind asked me about that claim, as well as the beneficial properties of olive oil.
Read the article — including my comments — here.
PS: There is a slight “quoting error” I notified the author about.
I had mentioned that the Food & Drug Administration does not test imported oils, but the article erroneously identifies the United States Department of Agriculture as the organization.