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100-Year-Old Claims Key To Long Life Is Daily Mixed Grills And Wine

Jake Massey

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100-Year-Old Claims Key To Long Life Is Daily Mixed Grills And Wine

Reaching 100 years of age is an impressive achievement. However, more and more people are reaching the landmark - and they all seem to have their own bizarre explanations as to how they did it.


For Arthur Grisbook, it's all about the daily mixed grill and red wine.

The 100-year-old, from Buckinghamshire, says he doesn't 'worry about what the so-called experts say', instead polishing off a mixed grill most nights. And when Arthur makes a mixed grill, he does it properly. Steak, gammon, sausages, a fried egg, mushrooms, tomatoes, peas, chips, hash browns - the lot.

To wash it down, he has a couple of glasses of red wine.

It may not seem like the healthiest diet in the world, but Arthur is undeniably in great shape. He lives independently, is frequently told he looks much younger than his age and still has the verve to bash out some tunes on his beloved organ.

The widowed great-granddad-of-three said: "I eat and drink what I fancy and don't worry about what the so-called 'experts' say.

Arthur and his late wife Laura on their wedding day. Credit: Caters
Arthur and his late wife Laura on their wedding day. Credit: Caters

"I believe in doing things moderately and sensibly. I drink most nights with my meals.

"Even in my old age I still want to live as independently as I possibly can.

"With age the gullet becomes narrower, that's just a feature of age. But mixed grills are quite tasty and easy to cook and eat.

"I also like making sausage and mash and fish and chips - but of course, my mixed grill is best."

100 years of mixed grills hey... wonder how many pigs and cows he has eaten in his life? 40 cows and 60 pigs? Or maybe 11 cows and 15 pigs? Or is it more like 30,000 cows and 45,000 pigs?

Still, Arthur has no health problems to speak of and his daughter, 72-year-old Margaret, said he is a 'remarkable' man.

She said: "All my friends say 'your dad doesn't look like he's 100'.

"He's very supportive, undemanding and appreciative. We always love to spend time with him. He's a remarkable man."


So, if you love drinking wine and eating meat and you want to live for a long time, take inspiration from Arthur's story and assume that his good health is a consequence of his diet, rather than say genetics.

Or, if you have a sweeter tooth, then have a read about Lesley, who has also made the 100 club and never skips dessert.

Alternatively, do what you want and don't worry about how long you live. A woman from Russia who claims to be the oldest person in the world says she's been miserable her entire life.

So it's more about quality than quantity.

Featured Image Credit: Caters

Topics: UK News, UK Community, Community

Jake Massey
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