110-Year-Old Says Secret To Long Life Is 3 Beers A Day…And A Shot Of Whiskey
Agnes Fenton is 110-years-old as of Aug. 1st. Being born in 1905 and still living–that’s a great accomplishment, right? Something that many of look forward too. And with that long life, the majority of us think that she had to have some special diet or exercise regime. However, she doesn’t view her astonishing longevity as a big deal.
“The birthday is just another day,” she said of the superspecial day, now come and gone, that ushered her into the “supercentenarian” club, North Jersey Media Group reports.
According to Agnes, it doesn’t take much to keep her going.
In an interview with ABC News five years ago, Agnes, who has no children, explained that the only serious health problem she had was a benign tumor that developed in her early 30s. But when she said that she drank three beers–Miller High Lifes to be exact–and a shot of whiskey, the doctor had nothing to say. It’s something she had been enjoying daily for decades. So when the doctor discharged her, he told her she “‘must drink three Miller High Lifes a day'”.
And there’s some truth to that. Researchers have found that even though wine usually gets all the credit as the booze that helps cut back your cardiovascular disease risk, beer actually can be just as heart-healthy of a beverage. Italian researchers found that moderate beer drinkers had a 42 percent lower risk of heart disease compared to non-drinkers. For maximum protection, keep your consumption to one pint—at around 5 percent alcohol by volume—a day.
Agnes’ physician Dr. Kenneth Wasserman has been seeing her for nearly 20 years, yet he can’t quite wrap his head around her longevity.
“The few things she’s had wrong with her have disappeared in ways they should not have. Her health has been…