Scientists have discovered that red wine helps fish live longer. (You say that’s obvious? White wine, a live fish, and pretty soon… you’ve got dinner!) Actually, the red wine effect has nothing to do with traditional food pairings:
Neuroscientist Alessandro Cellerino at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy, and colleagues report in the February issue of Current Biology that resveratrol, an organic compound found in red grapes and wine, “prolongs lifespan and retards the expression of age-dependent traits in a short-lived vertebrate.”
What’s better news than longer-lived fish? How about longer-lived humans. Past research has indicated that there’s a health benefit from drinking red wine, and the new research supports that contention. So, check our our many (dominated by inexpensive red wines) and start extending your lifespan.