109-year-old woman's secret to longevity? Bacon

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Ruth Benjamin of Illinois might have the recipe to a long life.

Ruth Benjamin, of Illinois, might just have the recipe to a long life.

She recently celebrated her 109th birthday surrounded by friends and family.

She has never drank or smoked in her life, but she eats plenty of potatoes, kraut and bacon.

Her doctor attributes her long life to hard work, a positive attitude, and her loving family.
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