A 107-year-old woman has been asked about her secret to her old age and the answer was rather unexpected.
West Australian centenarian Bid Grocke reckons its her daily serving of Emu Export that has kept her feeling so spritely all these years.
The legend said: "This is what has kept me so beautiful. I feel great. That's what has kept me going, that's what has kept me so healthy."
She has been heading to the same bottle shop in Perth for the last 60 years to pick up her beer supplies.
Staff at the BWS thought it was only fitting to celebrate her birthday (which was this week) with a cake and a case of Emu Export.
What's even more incredible is that, at the ripe age of 107, Bid is 40 years older than Emu Export, which was founded in 1954.
Despite being well into the first decade of her 100s, Bid still lives on her own and is able to get around completely independently.
While she might think her daily serving of the good stuff is the thing that is keeping her ticking along, her daughter has another theory.
Jan Robertson said: "My mum loves life and loves to laugh. Every Wednesday, she goes to exercise classes hosted by the City of Stirling, and has been doing that for over 40 years."
However, Bid might be onto something. A decade-old study revealed those who knock back 'moderate' amounts of alcohol will, on average, live longer than those who are teetotal.
According to TIME Magazine, the research was published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research and it was a big win for those who enjoy a drink every now and then.
They defined 'moderate' drinking as one to three drinks per day. The study revealed these people had the lowest mortality rates.
Moderate alcohol use reportedly helped with your heart health, circulation and sociability, which can help prolong your life in a myriad of ways.
The team from the University of Texas at Austin explained how, over a 20-year period, death rates were highest for people who weren't current drinkers. That was regardless of whether they used to be alcoholics.
Heavy drinkers were the second highest on the list and moderate drinkers miraculously manage to land on the bottom.
There could be loads of reasons why Bid is still loving life after 107 and if she reckons it's down to her Emu Export then we're definitely going to get in the way of that.
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