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105-year-old Pearl Cantrell reveals her secret to long life - bacon (TX)
news.com.au ^ | May 8, 2013 | unknown

Posted on 05/08/2013 7:46:58 AM PDT by bgill

At 105-YEARS-OLD, Pearl Cantrell most definitely wants bacon with that.

"I love bacon, I could eat it for every meal - and I do!", the Texas granny told a local TV station...

News of her faith in bacon reached a local producer, Oscar Mayer. They organised a special treat via fast food outlet Weinermobile.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Humor; Local News
KEYWORDS: 105; bacon; pearlcantrell
I've known Pearl my whole life. She's a corker. Her birthdays are major events. Willie Nelson's birthdays have nothing on hers. Music, dancing, food, friends and good times. Yes, she still cuts a rug. And drives, lol. The Weinermobile took her through her tiny town of Richland Springs, population 333, and the school turned out to wave.

This story has gone around the world and was top trending on yahoo mobile.


1 posted on 05/08/2013 7:46:58 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Texas Fossil

Texas ping?


2 posted on 05/08/2013 7:49:05 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: bgill

Mmmmmm. Bacon...............


3 posted on 05/08/2013 7:49:51 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: bgill

Pork fat rules!


4 posted on 05/08/2013 7:51:23 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: rktman

we have been brained washed into thinking for many years that this that and the other are bad bad foods ,when it’s does not matter


5 posted on 05/08/2013 7:56:11 AM PDT by molson209
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To: bgill

Bacon and eggs. Don’t forget the eggs. There was a time when eggs were forbidden by the food mafia, too.


6 posted on 05/08/2013 8:01:00 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: bgill

Maybe the curing used on the bacon helps to preserve the body of the bacon’s consumer, too.


7 posted on 05/08/2013 8:05:49 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: bgill

Bergess Meredith knew what bacon was all about in Grumpier Old Men.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs00fBj2nH0


8 posted on 05/08/2013 8:05:58 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: bgill

Thank you and Pearl, for this post, I can’t give up bacon either.


9 posted on 05/08/2013 8:06:46 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: bgill
Somwhere, there's a health nazi reading this and saying, "Eating bacon is going to kill her!"

Sez me, if I live to be 105, I'll eat all the bacon I want. More power to her!

10 posted on 05/08/2013 8:07:14 AM PDT by wbill
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To: bgill

I have several ancestors and family members who have lived past 90, and a couple past 100, and every one of them has eaten bacon and eggs almost every day of his/her life. Fat doesn’t make you fat. That’s all a big, fat lie, told by people who don’t want anyone other than the elite to eat meat (I’m on a rhyming spree!). Fat in the diet does not equal fat in the blood, or on the body.


11 posted on 05/08/2013 8:07:40 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: molson209

Like hildebeast says, what difference does it make anyway? The same results are........dirt naps for everybody. Enjoy life, eat bacon, laugh, drink it you want to, smoke if you want to, add salt if you want to. Except in NYC of course.


12 posted on 05/08/2013 8:08:09 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: bgill
105-year-old Pearl Cantrell reveals her secret to long life - bacon (TX)

Congratulations to Perl on her long life and revealing the secret to short life for hogs :-)

13 posted on 05/08/2013 8:09:48 AM PDT by varon (USA Nationalist)
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To: bgill

My mother always calls leftover bacon grease a seasoning for beans, peas or just about any vegetable. The grease also keeps cornbread from sticking in that cast iron skillet. The crust on cornbread is really better too. Mom is 91 and had to give up her vegetable gardening three years ago.


14 posted on 05/08/2013 8:17:17 AM PDT by timeflies
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To: varon

LOL


15 posted on 05/08/2013 8:18:11 AM PDT by timeflies
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To: timeflies

Get some non microwave popcorn, put some bacon grease in a pot on the stove and cook it up. Unbelievable.


16 posted on 05/08/2013 8:22:09 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: cdcdawg
I have several ancestors and family members who have lived past 90, and a couple past 100, and every one of them has eaten bacon and eggs almost every day of his/her life. Fat doesn’t make you fat. That’s all a big, fat lie, told by people who don’t want anyone other than the elite to eat meat (I’m on a rhyming spree!). Fat in the diet does not equal fat in the blood, or on the body.

The rise in obesity corresponds to the use of HFCS in everything, and everyone being told to eat more grains. High fat, high protein, and lots of complex carbs (fresh fruit and veggies) is the way to go. (And don't leave out lacto-fermented foods, too)

17 posted on 05/08/2013 8:38:22 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator

Yep, you are right on the money. The old-fashioned balanced diet was probably the best for the most. Genetics play a huge role, so that what is healthy for one group might not be for another. Since that’s taboo, the balanced approach makes the most sense across a large population. The food pyramid is a disaster.

I try to completely avoid soy and HFCS, and it’s not easy to do. I had soup yesterday, as I recovered from having a tooth pulled. Why is there soy protein in clam chowder???


18 posted on 05/08/2013 8:50:54 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: bgill

Bacon is meat candy.


19 posted on 05/08/2013 8:52:50 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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20 posted on 05/08/2013 8:52:59 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: bgill

Bacon is full of nitrites, it is healthier to eat unsmoked bacon. Trader Joes has a delicious Applewood unsmoked bacon that is a heck of a lot healthier than the regular stuff.


21 posted on 05/08/2013 9:00:11 AM PDT by diamond6 (Lord, please have mercy on us!)
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To: cdcdawg

I believe soy is used as a filler.


22 posted on 05/08/2013 9:02:37 AM PDT by diamond6 (Lord, please have mercy on us!)
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To: bgill
She obviously followed the Flow Chart


23 posted on 05/08/2013 9:03:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bgill

The secrets to living to a ripe old age are bacon and good jeans.


24 posted on 05/08/2013 10:11:41 AM PDT by Slyfox (The red face of shame is proof that the conscience is still operational.)
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To: bgill

If you drink Scotch in the proper proportions in the evening, it keeps the bacon grease from coagulating....


25 posted on 05/08/2013 10:17:54 AM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: bgill

I love bacon. My wife will rarely buy it. Only time I get it is when Costco is giving out samples. I just emailed her this article.


26 posted on 05/08/2013 10:18:09 AM PDT by willk
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