Jackie Page is a 77-years-old, great-grandmother from Carshalton, Surrey.
And every morning, instead of reaching for a cup of coffee, Jackie reaches for a Pepsi and has done so for the past 60 years.
The great-grandmother says she can put back up to four cans in just one day.
Jackie says she had her very first Pepsi in 1954 when she was just 13-years-old.
And so one would assume she is not doing well health-wise, but that is where you are wrong.
“Some people might think it’s weird, but I don’t care,” Jackie said to LADBible, “I’ve been drinking it every single day since 1954. I don’t call it an addiction. It’s just something I like, and I can’t help it if I don’t like anything else. I don’t like it from a bottle, only from a can. I like to drink Pepsi fresh straight from the can, and it has to be cold. While my kids were young, they knew not to take mum’s Pepsi out of the fridge. We would tell them it was bad for you, so they wouldn’t drink it, but as they have all seen how healthy I am and how long I have lived I can’t really talk now. Whether I am a caffeine addict or not I don’t know, but I am 77 years old and I have survived so far. I have one as soon as I wake up each day straight from the fridge. It’s like when someone says they want to drink a lovely cup of tea first thing in the morning, I drink up a lovely can of Pepsi.”
So now it is time to do some math….after six decades of drinking Pepsi, it is estimated that Jackie has had a total of 93,440 cans which means she consumed around 3,000kg of sugar.
But, with that being said — Jackie does not think her health has declined in any way because of the carbonated beverage.
“They say Pepsi is bad for your teeth, but I am a wartime baby and there’s not many of us without rotten teeth, so I wouldn’t know. We didn’t have much toothpaste during the war because it was rationed. I wouldn’t go to the dentist when I was a kid either. I was too scared. I don’t think Pepsi has affected my health either. I have always been really, really slim until about five years ago but I think that’s because I don’t do much now. I am not as active as I was. Right up until I was 60, I was still doing line dancing and I was pretty fit, but I can’t get out to do that now. Nowadays people say you shouldn’t drink Pepsi, but I say it’s my choice what I want to drink. I just know what I like, and I won’t settle for anything else.”
I can respect that.
Jackie says that when she grew up, she said she did not like milk or water and when her mother would try to give her lemonade, she did not like it. She says that just the smell of coffee or tea can make her sick. And when it comes to water, Jackie says she has never drank it and wouldn’t even if she was dying.
That is a bold claim, missy.
Jackie adores Pepsi so much, that she even named her dog after it.
She says: “To be honest, I don’t know how I have lived so long.”
Girl, we don’t either but we still love you.
And while I am sure doctors don’t recommend drinking Pepsi to live a longer life, as my grandmother always says — “different strokes, for different folks.”
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