A year ago, we posted an article about why Asians get so old and wise (their secret? Green tea!) Now we?ve discovered the secret that keeps so many Italians going strong in old age?
Researchers have discovered that drinking more than three glasses of red wine a week significantly reduces the risk of colon cancer. Dr. Joseph C. Anderson compared the drinking habits of 360 red and white wine drinkers with similar lifestyles and found that red wine dramatically reduced the risk of colon cancer by 68%, but white wine did not.
In ingredient in wine called resveratrol is the reason for this. The resveratrol content of wine is related to the length of time the grape skins are present during the fermentation process. Anderson says, “The concentration is significantly higher in red wine than in white wine, because the skins are removed earlier during white-wine production, lessening the amount that is extracted.”
But tea is the most consumed beverage in the world (aside from water). Adults in Japan who drink higher amounts of green tea have a lower risk of death due to cardiovascular disease, but there is no link between green tea consumption and a reduced risk of death due to cancer. There are weak or neutral relationships between black tea or oolong tea and mortality.
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