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‘Eat fish and potatoes’: Family of 107-year-old Canadian man reveals secret to his longevity

Related imageThe family of a man in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, who just recently celebrated his 107th birthday, is sharing the secret to the man’s longevity: a diet heavy in fish and potatoes. Arnold Hawkins, from a little fishing village on the east coast of Canada celebrated his 107th birthday in January, where he received love and best wishes from his 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Cheryl McKinley, Hawkins’ granddaughter, told CTV Atlantic: “When I was little, (I’d ask): ‘How do you keep going for so long?’ And he told me ‘The secret is fish and potatoes. Eat fish and potatoes.’” For the family, Hawkins was more than a fisherman from Beaver Harbour. He served as great role model and father. “He was such a wonderful, wonderful father,” said Violet McKinley, Hawkins’ daughter. “He was just a perfect dad. I don’t remember ever hearing a harsh word come out of him.” He lives in the same house where he spent the majority of his adult life and still plays the accordion on occasion. CTV report and video

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