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Old 01-07-2018, 07:06 AM
 
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This reminds me of a George Burns story. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Burns

At the time, George was about 90.

Interviewer: "George, you smoke cigars, chase women, and drink whisky every day. What does your doctor say about that?"

George: "My doctor is dead."
I normally do not laugh out loud but I literally laughed out loud on this! How funny!!! Thanks for sharing George Burn's statement.
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Default Betty White's Secrets For A Long Life

Here's Betty's recipe:

Betty White Thanks Vodka and Hotdogs for Her Long Life

Seems to have worked for her anyway.
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:33 AM
 
Location: NY in body, Mayberry in spirit.
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Another woman said it was bacon. Yes, bacon every day and lots of it.
Dear Lord, please let this be based on scientific fact!!!!!
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Old 01-07-2018, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Husband and I drink Diet Coke Zero and love it. He is a healthy 71 and I am 62, feel like I'm 35.

Love that you can get a case of 36 at Costco for $10...
Some one has got to support Coke industry. I did a lot of coke as a young person and dental work to prove it...didn't brush teeth after every daily coke...of course back then it was real sugar now I think diet stuff is aspartame but I don't know for sure, since clean water is my choice...not tap but spring water.
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Old 01-07-2018, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I don't understand drinking diet coke or other diet sodas. It's all chemicals. Drinking something that is all chemicals - what sense does that make? And negative chemicals. What is the purpose?
You learn to like the taste. I started drinking diet soda in my teens, as early as the 1960s. The sweeteners have gotten progressively better tasting over the decades. But I've quit drinking diet soda at home. The stuff eats away tooth enamel, and it doesn't agree with my stomach any more.

But, there is nothing like a diet coke on a really warm day after working outside. Also, I like a diet coke in the summer when I eat a hamburger or Mexican food. I will indulge in one when I eat out, but I stopped buying them for our use.

Coffee, which I do indulge in often, is certainly chemically processed before I drink it. When you get down to it, all our food is made up of various chemicals. I do agree that food in its more natural state, and unprocessed, is best. But even bread and cheese are processed. I think that diet soda is not a necessary part of my diet, but I am not ready to condemn it for everyone else.
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Old 01-07-2018, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I am not so sure if I want to live too long because I am sure my mental state would not be up to date. With that being said, I prefer to enjoy my moment instead of planning for future with promise that I can't even be sure I will get it.
I'm not wild about living into 90-100's and especially don't want to be propped up with drugs and wheelchairs. would love to go fast, can we control that one?
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Old 01-07-2018, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I don't understand drinking diet coke or other diet sodas. It's all chemicals. Drinking something that is all chemicals - what sense does that make? And negative chemicals. What is the purpose?
I agree, but I guess some think they are being preserved with all the chemicals going into their bodies.
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Old 01-07-2018, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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You learn to like the taste. I started drinking diet soda in my teens, as early as the 1960s. The sweeteners have gotten progressively better tasting over the decades. But I've quit drinking diet soda at home. The stuff eats away tooth enamel, and it doesn't agree with my stomach any more.

But, there is nothing like a diet coke on a really warm day after working outside. Also, I like a diet coke in the summer when I eat a hamburger or Mexican food. I will indulge in one when I eat out, but I stopped buying them for our use.

Coffee, which I do indulge in often, is certainly chemically processed before I drink it. When you get down to it, all our food is made up of various chemicals. I do agree that food in its more natural state, and unprocessed, is best. But even bread and cheese are processed. I think that diet soda is not a necessary part of my diet, but I am not ready to condemn it for everyone else.
True on the teeth and these cokes.
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Old 01-07-2018, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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I never liked the taste of diet soda so no longevity for me there. I'm banking on pizza.
Pizza is just something you gotta have. We have a great restraunt who also makes their own. A couple of times a month, I get two delivered to my door. They usually do three dinners each. It doesn't taste the same as a lot of places, much more Italian seasoning. Wonderful thin crust that's not spongy. Is there anyone here who doesn't like pizza?
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Old 01-07-2018, 04:02 PM
 
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Why You Should Stop Drinking Diet Soda - Health 10 Reasons to Give Up Diet Soda

It's associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome

Drinking one diet soda a day was associated with a 36% increased risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes in a University of Minnesota study.

It may hurt your heart

Just one diet soft drink a day could boost your risk of having a vascular event such as stroke, heart attack, or vascular death, according to researchers from the University of Miami and Columbia University. Their study found that diet soda devotees were 43% more likely to have experienced a vascular event than those who drank none.

It may be bad for your bones

Women over 60 are already at a greater risk for osteoporosis than men, and Tufts University researchers found that drinking soda, including diet soda, compounds the problem. A 2006 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that cola intake (all kinds, not just diet) was associated with low bone-mineral density in women.

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