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100-year-old woman who still works SIX DAYS a week reveals the secrets behind her longevity – and the six foods that keep her feeling so youthful

  • New Jersey-based Mariam Todd works six days a week in a furniture store
  • Despite being 100 years old, she says she feels younger than ever
  • She has now shared the six foods she believes will ensure a long, happy life

A 100-year-old woman who still works six days a week has revealed the six foods she eats to stay healthy and young. She also revealed the habits she ditched to live longer.

New Jersey-based Mariam Todd is living proof that you really are only as old as you feel, and she’s now sharing the key lifestyle choices she says have allowed her to enjoy such youthful energy.

The 100-year-old does not let her age hold her back and is committed to making a name for herself by working six days a week in her family’s furniture store, a total of 50 hours a week.

And while she works in the store, which her parents founded in 1929, Mariam keeps a smile on her face and treats everyone like family.

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The centenarian credits her daily habits for her long and happy life, including avoiding fast food and munching on six core meals.

A 100-year-old woman who still works six days a week has revealed the six foods she relies on to live a long and happy life and one habit she’s ditched to stay feeling youthful.

Live a Long Life! The Six Foods Mariam Counts On

  • Tomatoes
  • Sauerkraut
  • Peppers
  • Cucumbers
  • Yellow pumpkin
  • Zucchini

While I was talking to TodayMariam explained why she has stuck to her daily routine all these years.

The great-grandmother explained, “I can’t say I work if I enjoy what I do, so I feel guilty when I say I work.

‘It’s not for everyone, but it works well for me. My mother was the same. In fact, she died right here in the office while working here. She was over 80 and she died sitting at her desk. So I said, if that’s God’s will for my life, then so be it.’

She added that while she understands why people want to retire at 60, she can’t imagine being “happy” while “staying at home.”

Even at her age, Mariam still drives, shops and cooks while living with her son.

And she attributes it to her daily habits, like the food she eats.

The centenarian, who has not been to the doctor in three years, has been lucky to be healthy all her life thanks to her nutritious diet.

Mariam avoids fast food and fried foods and hardly drinks alcohol.

Instead, she munches on a lot of vegetables and makes sure her plate is always

Instead, she eats a lot of vegetables and makes sure her plate is always ‘multi-colored’.

Instead, she munchs on lots of vegetables and makes sure her plate is always ‘multi-colored’.

The 100-year-old eats tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, yellow squash and zucchini.

The only canned product she eats is sauerkraut and she loves to cook.

Mariam also enjoys treating herself to dark chocolate, which is said to reduce the risk of heart problems and improve brain function, according to Healthline.

She told Today: ‘I try to eat healthy, sleep healthy and live healthy.’

In addition to her healthy diet, she is active by going to the pool with her family.

Thanks to her long and blessed life, Mariam considers herself very ‘optimistic’.

In addition to her healthy diet, she stays active by going to the pool with her family

In addition to her healthy diet, she stays active by going to the pool with her family

However, she understands the challenges young people face.

Her advice to the younger generations would be to save money – adding that she doesn’t even have a credit card because she doesn’t want to be in debt.

She told the outlet, “If I could get them to think more about saving instead of spending on a credit card.

“I don’t like credit card debt… I don’t have a credit card.”

Mariam told the newspaper that she was overwhelmed with joy and gratitude for all the love and happiness she had experienced in her life.

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