When it comes to longevity, we’ve all heard the same advice over the years. You need to eat fruits and veggies, exercise daily, drink lots of water, and get plenty of sleep. But one centenarian says that something completely different is responsible for helping her get to almost 107 years old: beer!
Spring Township, Pennsylvania-based Margaret Dilullo gets even more specific, saying that one particular beer brand, Yuengling, has had her loyalty for decades. “I’m telling you, from the time I started to drink it, I have never drank anybody else’s,” she told The TODAY Show about her love of the bitter-tasting beverage. “I can’t believe they’re still in business!”
It turns out Dilullo’s onto something with her daily habit. Research actually shows that drinking one beer a day could protect against stroke, heart disease, and other cardiovascular events as you age. Consuming too much alcohol can lead to adverse health effects, but it seems like Dilullo’s approach of cracking open a single Yuengling every day in moderation may have inadvertently helped her.
In addition to making it to 107 years young, Dilullo also got a special gift for her brew loyalty. Yuengling was so excited to hear they had such a lifelong fan that the company brought her a truckload of their lager to celebrate her upcoming birthday. It apparently totals over 500 cans of her favorite beverage. “My prayers are answered!” she exclaimed to WFMZ about the gift.
“It was a wonderful surprise,” she continued in talking to TODAY. “I think it’ll be the biggest surprise of my life. It was my day. I can’t believe that I could have anything to surpass it. It was wonderful.”
What a lucky woman — and we’re glad to know that she’s set for at least another year and a half!