110-year-old woman reveals beer is secret to long life


Agnes Fenton
Agnes Fenton

A woman who celebrated her 110th birthday on Saturday has attributed her health and remarkable longevity to enjoying three beers and a shot of whiskey every day for the past seven decades.

Agnes Fenton from Englewood, New Jersey is now one of the few supercentenarians in the world.

According to her, it doesn’t take much to keep her going: God, whiskey and beer.

In an interview with ABC News, Fenton revealed her daily beer routine started 70 years ago after a health scare involving a benign tumor.

When her doctor discharged her, she said he left her with this important piece of advice: “Agnes, you must drink three Miller High Lifes a day.”

Agnes has for decades remained loyal to her budget-friendly beer of choice: shots of Johnnie Walker Blue Label, a top shelf liquor that costs more than Sh15,000 ($150) a bottle.

According to The Record, her caregivers have recently taken alcohol out of her daily routine because she eats less now.

Despite being childless, Agnes took care of more than 40 children during her years as a nanny; and the then children who are now all-grown up, turned up in huge numbers to celebrate her 110 years of life.

“When I was 100 years old, I went to the mirror to thank God that I was still here. And I thank him every morning,” she told The Record.

“He gave me a long life and a good life and I have nothing to complain about.”

Nurses stay with her around the clock, while neighbors and friends often stop by to check on her.

Fenton, who still has her hearing and eyesight, spends her days reading newspaper, listening to news on radio, praying and having long hours of sleep.

There are only 300 to 600 estimated supercentenarians in the world, but to Agnes, the milestone birthday ‘is just another day’.

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110-year-old woman reveals beer is secret to long life
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