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Is bacon the secret to long life ?


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#1    Saru

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:06 PM

A daily rasher of bacon might not seem very healthy but 105-year-old Pearl Cantrell swears by it.

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What’s the secret to an extra-long life? For one centenarian, it just might be bacon. A 105-year-old Texas woman, who became a widow at age 38 and worked as everything from a cotton picker to a hay baler while raising 7 kids on her own, says bacon is the secret to her longevity, the Huffington Post reports.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:17 PM

If bacon is the secret to long life I should live to be at least 150 :tsu:


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:31 PM

Ahhh, my husband will be glad to hear this....


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:38 PM

I'm not sure about this, if you consider all those Patriarchs in the Old testament who were all about 150 years old, and i don't think that Bacon usually formed a major part of their diet. :unsure2:

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:47 PM

View PostColonel Rhuairidh, on 10 May 2013 - 07:38 PM, said:

I'm not sure about this, if you consider all those Patriarchs in the Old testament who were all about 150 years old, and i don't think that Bacon usually formed a major part of their diet. :unsure2:
True story, a Jewish woman where I worked used to insist on having her days off for the jewish festival, and yet many a time had a bacon roll for mid morning tea.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:41 PM

With all the preservatives that are in commercial bacon, one should live to be 200.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:43 PM

View Postphantasia, on 10 May 2013 - 07:17 PM, said:

If bacon is the secret to long life I should live to be at least 150 :tsu:

You and me both! :)


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:46 PM

View PostMoon Gazer, on 10 May 2013 - 08:43 PM, said:

You and me both! :)

A toast to long life (and bacon!)

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:31 PM



Chewy, smoky, yummy bacon!
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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:45 PM

I'd rather have a happy life than a long one but with bacon it seems to be a win/win. ^_^

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 12:05 AM

maybe the old girl is smoked by now?   She should keep for another hundred

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 01:54 AM

Some people just hit the genetic lottery with bodies that can withstand all the smoke and grease they can throw at it and still survive over a century.  Others aren't that lucky.


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Posted 11 May 2013 - 10:37 AM

Yeah BS. It's like some people in there 90s who still smoke. So I guess cigarettes are also good for longevity.


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Posted 11 May 2013 - 10:48 AM

I've read some articles on sott.net about this, might be something to it. Do your research.


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Posted 11 May 2013 - 12:20 PM

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