Have you ever met someone that doesn’t like cheese? Not in the matter of being lactose intolerant, but just not enjoying cheese? I’m pretty sure those people will eventually be admitted to an insane asylum at some point in their life.
If you are like me and want cheese on everything though, I have good news for you. Many of my friends used to say that eating too much cheese was bad for you, but now science is combatting those facts.
A study from the European Society of Cardiology begins with:
“The consumption of dairy products has long been thought to increase the risk of death, particularly from coronary heart disease (CHD), cerebrovascular disease, and cancer, because of dairy’s relatively high levels of saturated fat. Yet evidence for any such link, especially among US adults, is inconsistent.”
So you’re saying when I had 4 grilled cheeses last weekend I was helping prolong my life? Okay go on…
Professor Maciej Banach and their team concluded:
“In light of the protective effects of dairy products, public health officials should revise the guidelines on dairy consumption. And given the evidence that milk increases the risk of CHD, it is advisable to drink fat-free or low-fat milk.”
If you were wondering what other food could prolong your life, listen to this lady who recently turned 100.
Whenever someone gets to an older age, they are asked what the secret to their long life was. Some say finding someone you love, some have said Pepsi and even others have nodded to alcohol as their fountain of youth.
Eileen Maher who just turned 100 years old has said the latter of those three and it’s not a beer I’d expect anyone to name and love.
Eileen is from England and she celebrated in her senior living facility with friends and staff members. Her husband Frank passed away three years ago and that’s the reason she moved to the care home. They didn’t have any children. She did speak about how she met Frank almost 70 years ago, saying:
“My friend told me to go to a local hotel as there was a man who was a fantastic pianist.
It turned out to be Frank and I went and fell in love with him – he was a great jazz pianist.”
She went onto say:
“We married in 1951 when I was 33.
We came to Blackpool for our honeymoon and never left.
We used to love to play tennis too but now I just enjoy listening to it as my eyes aren’t as good as they used to be.”
It may have taken a few more years than it should of, but she even celebrated with her first ever selfie!
Since Eileen didn’t have any family members, her friend Pauline Green came to pay her a visit. She trekked 250 miles to celebrate this joyous occasion. Pauline said this of Eileen:
“Eileen was my mother’s best friend.
They went on holidays, even the Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2), together.
I see her as my auntie, she’s a wonderful woman.”
Eileen was so surprised about her party, she said:
“It’s all been wonderful.
I didn’t expect a party but it’s lovely they have done something so special for me. Being content has helped me reach my 100th birthday.”
So how did she get to 100? Elaine Wright who is the care services manager said that:
“Eileen’s not big on bubbly so her favourite tipple was on tap – Stella Artois!
With a packet of custard creams, it’s her not-so-secret self-indulgence.”
So if you are looking to live a tad longer, maybe past 100 go grab a pint of Stella! You can tell the bartender that it’s for your health.
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