People are always looking for new and innovative ways to stay healthy and live a long life. They do what you’d expect. They eat healthy food, work out, and get a full eight hours of sleep. But what if the secret to longevity is simply drinking a beer a day?
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Meet Mildred “Millie” Bowers, the 102-year-old who drinks a pint a day.“It’s all in the genes,” Bowers told a local South Carolina news station. “I feel OK because I’m in good health.”
Bowers has had an eventful life. She lived through the Great Depression and outlived her two previous husbands, according to the Independent.
With her 103rd birthday set to take place in August, people are fascinated with how good she looks and how sharp her mind still is. She’s even being covered by the local news. But how did she get to this point? Besides strong genetics, Bower attributes her longevity in life to her beer drinking.
One day at her nursing home, Bower was talking to two nurses about her love of beer. One of the doctors at the facility overheard the conversation and told her to drink a beer a day.
“Yes, if they like it,” she said, prompting laughter from her friends when asked if everyone should drink beer. “Look, there are people who don’t like coffee and people who don’t like tea, but I want everyone to drink what they like.” So every day at 4 pm, Bower sits down at her favorite bar and has a cold one.
Those who may disagree with Bower’s choice to drink at her age may have to argue against science. Recent studies have come to the conclusion that drinking a pint or two a day can result in a healthier heart with fewer issues when you get older.
Bower isn’t alone in accrediting her healthy, long life to her alcohol consumption. According to a Fox News affiliate station, Agnes Fenton turned 110 years old recently and says her long life is due to drinking three bottles of Miller High Life a day and a shot of Johnnie Walker before bed.
If this is true, beer drinkers can rejoice. They’re going to be on this earth for quite a while in the foreseeable future.