Is Bacon The Secret To A Long Life? 105 Year-Old Texas Woman Says Yes (VIDEO)
A Texas woman revealed that bacon is the secret to a long life. Pearl Cantrell, 105, loves bacon so much that she eats it every day.
Cantrell, from Richland Springs Texas celebrated her 105 birthday and the event was a three day celebration. Many people refer to her as the "bacon lady" and over 200 guests attended her birthday celebration.
"I love bacon, I eat it every day. I don't feel as old as I am, that's all I can say," Cantrell said to KRBC, an affiliate of NBC. She insists that bacon is the key to long life and encourages friends and loved ones to eat lots of bacon just as she does.
Oscar Mayer heard about Cantrell's love of bacon and rolled out the iconic "Wienermobile" to make a special bacon delivery to Cantrell. "We've seen a lot of stories on the road, but nothing quite like this one, so we're excited to be here," Oscar Meyer spokesman, Abraham Luna said. Cantrell even got to take a ride in the Wienermobile while her neighbors watched it ride by.
When Cantrell's husband died, as a 38 year-old window, she worked hard to take care of her seven children. Cantrell remained active after her retirement decades ago and mowed her own lawn until she reached the ripe old age of 100. She also said that she still enjoys dancing and is fond of two-stepping, country dancing and waltzing.
According to a study published in Archives of Internal Medicine, eating bacon everyday is risky. Researchers said that eating one serving of processed red meat everyday can increase a person's risk of death by 13 percent. A more recent study has an alternative finding about red meat. A study out of the University of Zurich said that eating little or no red meat can increase a person's risk of dying.
Despite research, Cantrell still continues to eat her bacon, which she is certain is the secret to living a long life.
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