Susannah Mushatt Jones, World's Oldest Person, Eats Bacon Every Day

She's 116.

07/10/2015 6:53 PM AEDT | Updated 07/10/2015 6:53 PM AEDT

Susannah Mushatt Jones turned 116 over the summer and is the oldest person in the world

So what's her secret? It just might be plenty of bacon. 

Jones has bacon, eggs and grits for breakfast every morning, and doesn't stop there, according to the New York Post.

"She'll eat bacon all day long," an aide at the Brooklyn facility where she lives told the newspaper. 

On the other hand, it doesn't seem like she's had many other bad habits.

"I never drink or smoke," she said, according to Guinness World Records. "I surround myself with love and positive energy. That’s the key to long life and happiness."

Jones, who was born in Alabama on July 6, 1899, is one of only two known living people who were alive in the 19th century.  

Along with a daily dose of bacon, Jones enjoys chewing gum and spends plenty of time snoozing. Her niece, Lois Judge, told The Huffington Post in June that she sleeps about 10 hours a night and also takes regular naps

She's hardly alone among centenarians in her love for bacon. Pearl Cantrell, who died in 2013 at the age of 105, enjoyed bacon so much that Oscar Meyer sent one of its Wienermobiles to her home to deliver some.

"I love bacon, I eat it everyday," Cantrell told NBC affiliate KRBC at the time.

Bacon might not even be the most unusual longevity tip. Earlier this year, 104-year-old Elizabeth Sullivan said she drinks three Dr. Peppers a day.

"Every doctor that sees me says they’ll kill you, but they die and I don’t," Sullivan told CBS DFW in March. "So there must be a mistake somewhere.”


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