The world’s oldest person is Peruvian Filomena Taipe Mendoza, who has led a secluded life in the heart of the Andes mountains. Her government identity card puts her date of birth as December 20, 1897, making her one hundred sixteen years old. What does she eat? Definitely not a “Paleo” diet. “My secret to longevity is a natural diet—potatoes, goat meat and beans,” she says. She also has never drunk canned drinks, and she cooks everything she eats from her garden (news.yahoo.com/peruvian-116-stakes-claimoldest-woman-crown-214858246.html). The region also boasts eight other individuals who are one hundred ten years old or older, all presumably eating a mixed diet of natural foods.