Mexican woman turns 127 years old

Some say the key to a long life is healthy dieting and a longtime companion, but for 127-year-old Leandra Becerra Lumbreras, the secret is very much the opposite.

Lumbreras, a Zapopan, Mexico, resident who has lived an astonishingly long life, celebrated her 127th birthday over the weekend with her family.  She is said to have been born on August 31, 1887, but officials are trying to verify the information.

She claims she lost her birth certificate four decades ago while she was moving, according to the Daily Mail .

According to the Daily Mail, Lumbreras now has cataracts and is deaf, but still tells stories from long ago to her family.

She claims sleeping for long periods of time and staying single are the keys to longevity. Another source claims that chocolate has helped her stay young.

Coming as much of a surprise, her family claims she is completely "lucid" despite having lived for one and a quarter centuries, Daily Mail says.

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Lumbreras was nearly 30 at the start of World War I and 82 when man first stepped on the moon.

Daily Mail says she fought in the Mexican Revolution in battle with her husband as part of the 'Adelitas.'

Though she has lived through so many remarkable and historical times, a life of 127 years means having a lot of sad duties that most people don't have to go through.

Lumbreras has buried five of her children and many of her grandchildren, but has dozens of great- and great-great-grandchildren, Daily Mail says.




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