Friday 28 October 2016

102-year-old woman says beer is the secret to her long life

Amy Mulvaney

Published 18/08/2016 | 14:31

Mildred "Millie" Bowers says drinking beer every day is the secret to a long life.

A 102-year-old woman has said that drinking beet everyday is the secret to her long life.

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Mildred “Millie” Bowers, from South Carolina, says having a class of cold beer every day is one of the secrets to a long life.

“It’s all in the genes,” she told WIS10.

"My mind is good, I have no problem with that and that's the big thing that a lot of people my age don't have at my age is a good mind," Bowers said.

Millie lived through the Great Depression and outlived two husbands. She’s one out of nine girls in her family and is the only one who didn’t have children.

She drinks a beer every day at 4pm in the nursing home, after her doctor gave her the go-ahead.

"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,” she said.

"The doctor said it was good for her and obviously it is, still kicking," her friend told the news station.

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