Who knew that the “oh so sugary” cola drink could actually do you a favour? That is, if you want to live to over 100, of course.
According to Cosmopolitan, Theresa Rowley from Michigan in the United States, celebrated her 104th birthday on 1 January this year.
When she was asked about what on earth helped her get to the ripe old age of 104, she puts it down to drinking Diet Coke.
When the fabulous woman spoke to WZZM13, she explained them that she’s drunk Diet Coke every single day of her life since it was first created back in 1982. So she only took up this habit from aged 68.
She told the publication, “I drink it because I like it” – which is a pretty good reason for doing anything tbh.
Theresa then went on to explain how she picks up a new multipack of Diet Coke cans every time she heads out to the shops.
That’s pretty remarkable when you think about it. She’s 104-years-old and still manages to do her own shopping? If that’s the case, the Diet Coke diet is clearly something to consider.
While Theresa doesn’t have any scientific proof that the fizzy drink is the precise reason she’s lived for as long as she has, she has admitted that she can’t think of any other reason or way that she’s made it this far.
She added, “When I was 100, I thought I’d never be 104.
“I thought I’d pass away by that time but it just didn’t happen.
“But then I turned 101, and nothing happens.
“Here I am, 104, and still nothing happens”.
While we can understand that at her age, she probably is inevitably thinking, when’s “her time” – as morbid as that sounds, but it does seem like Theresa is still living a pretty good life as things stand.
Good on you, Theresa. You’re our hero, and for that, we’ll go out and buy a multipack of Diet Coke in your honour.