The world's oldest woman, Susannah Mushatt Jones, swears that she was able to reach her ripe old age of 116 through a consistent diet of eggs, grits and bacon for breakfast. There is even a sign posted on her kitchen that says, "Bacon makes everything better," according to USA Today.
Jones, from Brooklyn, New York, was born on July 6, 1899 and was awarded as the record holder for the oldest person in the world as of June 17, 2015. She already lost her eyesight and has hearing difficulties, but she is not bedridden and only needs two medications every day, according to Guinness World Records.
She started her daily diet of bacon when she transferred to a public housing complex of elderly people more than 30 years ago. Aside from bacon, she also considers "lots of sleep" as key to her longevity. She was still active as a tenant security patrol until she went blind 15 years ago. She only visits the doctor three times a year, Inquisitr reported.
Jones' habits kept her healthy throughout the decades. On the other hand, Dr. Thomas Perls, New England Centenarian Study at Boston Medical Center Director and Professor of Medicine at Boston Medical Center, believes that her genes may have contributed to her long existence.
"By no means should anyone, therefore, think that eating bacon is good for them because [Jones] eats bacon," Perls said, according to Live Science. He added that there is still no scientific evidence that supports the claim that people who eat bacon every day will have a longer existence.