A Texas native may have found the trick to prolonging youthfulness - and it’s not at all what you’d imagine. Elizabeth Sullivan is a spunky, outgoing 104-year-old woman who resides in Fort Worth, Texas. She agreed to sit down for a candid interview with CNN and her answers surely did not disappoint.
For her, age is but a number. When she was 103, she still had her driver’s license and was trucking all over town. “I was driving everywhere! I was going to church, I was going to the woman’s club, I was playing Bridge, I was doing everything!” she said enthusiastically.
One beverage she can’t seem to live without is Dr. Pepper. As she talks to Gary Tuchman, she sips her ice cold beverage. When he comments on it, she candidly replies, “That stuff is good! It’s got sugar in it. Two doctors have told me that if I drink it, I will die. But they died first.”
It’s apparent that her love for this sugary beverage runs deep and her addiction is strong. She drinks three cans a day and has for the past 50+ years. “Evidently my body needs sugar!” Though she’s older than most, she doesn’t take any medications and says that her body is as healthy as it’s ever been. Aside from giving birth and getting her tonsils out, she’s never been hospitalized.
Her family consists of two children, six grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. They have all tried to encourage her to move in with them but she remains independent and wants to continue living in her own home. Whether or not Dr. Pepper has helped her live to the ripe age of 104, we’ll never know. Nevertheless, her life is still full of love, happiness, and entertainment and she’s not slowing down anytime soon. Check out the video of this adorable gal, below.