A 100-year-old man has credited his long life to eating daily mixed grills and drinking red wine. Arthur Grisbrook still lives alone, cooks and cleans for himself and even enjoys playing his beloved organ in his flat in Hereford.
He cooks himself a full mixed grill – with steak, gammon, sausages, a fried egg, mushrooms, tomatoes, peas, chips and hash browns – most days. The former Royal Engineer, from Buckinghamshire, said he is frequently told he looks decades younger than his 10 centuries and believes his diet – and two nightly glasses of red wine – is to thank for his incredible appearance, despite what doctors say.
The widowed great-granddad-of-three said: ‘I eat and drink what I fancy and don’t worry about what the so-called ‘experts’ say. ‘I believe in doing things moderately and sensibly. I drink most nights with my meals. ‘Even in my old age I still want to live as independently as I possibly can. ‘With age the gullet becomes narrower, that’s just a feature of age. ‘But mixed grills are quite tasty and easy to cook and eat. ‘I also like making sausage and mash and fish and chips – but of course, my mixed grill is best.’