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101-Year-Old Woman Attributes Her Long Life to Four Drinks a Day

Update Date: Apr 04, 2013 03:45 PM EDT

A 101-year-old woman has recently revealed her secret to longevity: four alcoholic drinks a day.

Nancy Lamperti of Staten Island turned 101 last Saturday, and attributes her long life to her boozy diet.  At over a century old, Lamperti still drinks beer, wine and Southern Comfort liquor everyday, according to the State Island Advance.

The centenarian, who immigrated to America from Italy in the 1920s always drinks two glasses of wine during lunch, indulges in a small glass of liqueur before dinner and has a can of beer after dinner.

Her son, Louis Jr., told the Staten Island Advance that his mother's daily schedule is to be awake by 5 a.m. When she's up she insists upon making the coffee and the beds.  For lunch she has a small sandwich and a banana along with two glasses of Paisano wine.  Afterwards, she takes an hour nap at 1 p.m.  At 2 p.m. his mom sets the table and at 4 p.m. she enjoys a glass of Southern Comfort and at 6 p.m. a can of Budweiser.  He says that by 10 p.m. his mother is usually fast asleep.

Previous studies have found that women who drink moderately throughout the week stay healthier as they age compared to women who don't drink alcohol. Researchers found that red wine is especially beneficial for health.  Studies have suggested that red wine may stall the development of Alzheimer's disease and cancer, improve dental health and help people cope with stress.

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