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Don't Take Away Her Wine: 100-Year-Old Woman Has A Message For The Younger Generation [VIDEO]

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Florence Bearse of Bangor, Maine has seen some shit and all she wants at the end of the day is a decent glass of wine.

While doctors might lecture the younger generation about the dangers of daily drinking, Bearse speaks from 100 years of life experience when she jokingly says, "don't take my wine away."

She celebrated her birthday with balloons, a birthday cake and a delicious glass of red wine. This no-nonsense centenarian says the secret to her long life is drinking wine - red wine to be exact.

She might be on to something too.

Numerous studies on the health benefits of red wine reveal that the antioxidants found in red wine can reduce inflammation, neutralize free radicals and even slow the growth of tumors.

If you're not convinced, Bearse has one more piece of advice for you. Watch her video on the next page...

Bearse isn't the only centenarian who credits alcohol with long life. In fact, it is consumed in France, Italy and Japan - three countries with the most centenarians in the world.

Other studies have proven that polyphenols can protect against heart disease, osteoporosis and diabetes. And now, there is some evidence that it could reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's.

Red wine protects against chronic inflammation which is the underlying cause of memory loss and slow mental processes in serious neurological diseases.

Its polyphenols block the formation of toxic plaques that accumulate in the brains of Alzheimer's patients.

If you want to live as long as her, listen to Bearse's second piece of advice: don't "take any baloney" and toast to your good health!

[h/t Bravo / HealthZette]