Amy Hawkins turned 106 recently. She credits her longevity to a "quiet life and a healthy diet – but [adds] that you can have lots of fat and butter!"

This easy going Welsh centenarian is considerate of others but gently feisty about doctors and pills... she avoids them. She reports it has been 10 years since she has seen a doctor.

When reflecting on her healthy, long life, Hawkins says, “I think my diet is pretty good. I eat a lot of fish because it is good for you, but I also love butter, I always have lots of it.”

Mmmm... very wise. And very vintage.

Read more about Amy Hawkins in The South Wales Argus

'Lots of butter is the secret,’ says 106-year-old on birthday celebrations

For more reasons to eat more fat, check out this page. And for more on the benefits of eating butter, check out my post "Why Butter?"