A 100-year-old woman claims that Guinness is the secret to long life 2 years ago

A 100-year-old woman claims that Guinness is the secret to long life

And who are we to argue?

A centenarian in the United Kingdom has claimed that the secret to her long life is a daily glass of Guinness after recently turning 100 years young.

Plymouth-native Doris Olive Netting began sampling her favourite tipple in her early 30s and credits the drink's many benefits to her reaching the milestone.

According to the Independent, Netting began drinking Guinness after seeing a campaign that was launched after the First World War, lauding the beer for its rich iron content.

The drink was marketed towards anaemics, as well as those left feeling weak and unwell as a result of war activity.

Many decades ago, Irish doctors would even recommend that pregnant and nursing women drink Guinness for its iron content.

Such is Netting's passion for the stout that the new centenarian recently marked her landmark 100th birthday in style, by celebrating all things Guinness.

Netting's family hosted a Guinness-themed birthday party in her care home in Plymouth, complete with branded balloons and a real-life model of the Guinness toucan logo.

Word of Netting's obsession even got back to the powers-that-be at Guinness, who even sent her a personalised hamper to celebrate her milestone birthday.

Netting received a card, packets of Guinness-flavoured crisps and bottles of her favourite drink from the company.

Her 37-year-old granddaughter, Tammy Netting, told The Independent: "She absolutely loves Guinness, she's had a bottle a day since the war.

"She refuses to go a day without drinking it."

Refreshing words to hear for all the Guinness drinkers out there, as long as it's consumed in moderation, of course.