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To think its reasonable to choose cake over mung beans

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LaurieFairyCake Fri 22-Nov-13 15:19:23

I've just had a very odd conversation with an acquaintance (she wants to sell me personal training )

She's massively into health and fitness obviously and was wittering on about how people will only live to 80 if they eat refined carbs but that they could have a shot at a 100 if they ate mung beans and wheatgrass.

I said I'd rather take 80 and the cake confused

She was utterly shocked by that and couldn't believe it.

Who's with me?

Who's with her?

tombakerscarf Fri 22-Nov-13 15:58:56

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MyMILisfromHELL Fri 22-Nov-13 16:08:42

Cake please! grin

AlwaysSnoozing Fri 22-Nov-13 16:32:39


SirChenjin Fri 22-Nov-13 16:35:12

Cake. My life would be utterly devoid of meaning without cake.

I like Kerosene's suggestion - perhaps because carrot cake is one of the best cakes anyway. 90 it is then, with a few years shaved off to take account of the wine - I'd be happy with a fun and wine and cake filled 80!!

JsOtherHalf Fri 22-Nov-13 16:52:06

Cake and 80 for me too. Dad's lifestyle isn't brilliant, and he is 80 this year...fingers crossed I get his genes.

KatieScarlett2833 Fri 22-Nov-13 16:57:14

My granny is 96, still lives alone in her house without any support. Goes out most weekday eves to Bingo, Whist, etc. Comes to stay with parents every second weekend to do the garden.
She loves cake.

CerealKillerMom Fri 22-Nov-13 16:59:13

As a veggie, I'd take cake every time. Just thinking of my (mung) carbon footprint ...

Bettercallsaul1 Fri 22-Nov-13 17:03:36

Hell, I'm going to plump for 80 and cake - live fast, die young!

AndHarry Fri 22-Nov-13 17:04:46


Properly old old age doesn't look much fun, sorry.

I might change this choice when I reach 79 grin

IslaValargeone Fri 22-Nov-13 17:05:12

100 years without cake.
Bugger that.

AndHarry Fri 22-Nov-13 17:06:14

P.S. I thought this was going to be a pre-school child in Waitrose thread.

PurplePidjin Fri 22-Nov-13 17:33:15

My 92yo fully marbled up independent living gran lives almost exclusively on her own homemade lemon drizzle cake and banana bread hmm

moominleigh94 Fri 22-Nov-13 17:34:10

Can I swap my cake for ice cream and sweets? I'll take living to 70 if that's a fair compromise?

Actually I ate some strawberries today, so I'll have until 75. Cheers.

ConferencePear Fri 22-Nov-13 17:39:19

Supposing you give up cake and then die young anyway ? Tell your friend there are no guarantees.

CecilyP Fri 22-Nov-13 17:39:25

Cake for me! All my aunts and uncles were very partial to cake and lived till their mid-80s. Anyway what is a mung bean?

Bogeyface Fri 22-Nov-13 17:40:20

Its like the old joke. If you dont drink, dont smoke, and dont eat any crap you could live an extra 20 years. But if you dont drink, dont smoke and dont eat any crap, why the fuck would you want to?!

Thistledew Fri 22-Nov-13 18:44:56

All this talk of cake and beans is making me think of those Japanese sweets and deserts made of red beans. This.

It sounds quite worthy, but done right they are utterly delicious. I wonder how many years you would get for cake made of beans? Do you get a mean of the two, or is it cumulative? grin cake

Topseyt Fri 22-Nov-13 18:52:06

I have never had a mung bean in my life as far as I know.

Cake, cake and more cake for me.

It is food of the gods, and one of life's great pleasures. I'd rather die in my 80s having eaten cake and enjoyed it. Sod the mung bean brigade.

ShowMeYourTARDIS Fri 22-Nov-13 20:00:21


Lots of it.

TiggyD Fri 22-Nov-13 20:04:07

I don't really think that 80-100 are the best years of your life. I'd be happy to skip them for more cake.

BadgersRetreat Fri 22-Nov-13 20:18:54

I don't understand the appeal of living forever if you're bloody miserable doing it

100 yrs of mung beans? no thanks.

MurderOfGelth Fri 22-Nov-13 21:11:40

Cake cake cake cake cake cake... hmm.. no cake in the house, noooooo!

MoonlightandRoses Fri 22-Nov-13 21:45:11

Why am I not surprised it's a unanimous 'YANBU'?

If one must be healthy with cake then these are quite good grin grin

DanceWithAStranger Fri 22-Nov-13 21:53:53

Cake. MIL is 93 and a fab baker (and she does eat her own cooking - delicious blueberry muffins are the speciality), and she is in amazing nick for her age.

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