The Surprising Beverage Angela Lansbury Credits For Keeping Her Young

Actress Angela Lansbury has had such a successful career, chances are you know her from at least one of her blockbuster hits no matter what generation you're a part of. From The Manchurian Candidate to Murder, She Wrote to her voice-over as Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast, Lansbury has touched so many lives through her creative body of work (via Variety). To stay fit enough to have the longevity that she has enjoyed, however, calls for some sort of trick to good health. She is, after all, 95 years old.

As it turns out, Lansbury credits two things for keeping her young through the years. According to Express, she believes both vitamins and wine are behind her ability to stay healthy. A couple of years ago she told the publication, "I feel full of energy and I certainly don't feel 93. I like a glass of wine and take a lot of vitamins – perhaps that keeps me going." It would certainly appear that way.

This is another helpful piece of Angela Lansbury's routine

According to Fabiosa, the actress is also quite mindful of eating healthy and getting enough sleep, on top of taking vitamins and drinking a glass of wine. Not to mention, she also credits her grandfather's genes as a part of her youthful existence. Lansbury has also gone on the record with the outlet saying, "I've never been particularly aware of my age. It's like being on a bicycle – I just put my foot down and keep going. I never look at my face and think 'God, you're getting old' or think of running out of steam." So, her positive outlook might also play a factor in her health and ability to continue working across the years. 

While all of these factors could contribute to her wellbeing, there are likely few people that wouldn't want to believe that having the occasional glass of wine could play a part in living longer. In fact, there is scientific evidence that drinking red wine does have health benefits. According to the Mayo Clinic, it is resveratrol, an ingredient of red wine, that might make it heart healthy to begin with.

These are the benefits of drinking wine

The Mayo Clinic explains that the antioxidants in red wine can help decrease blockages that would otherwise cause heart attacks. In moderation, red wine can potentially help increase your "good" cholesterol to prevent the buildup of "bad" cholesterol. Though, how red wine actually works to help make your heart a little more healthy is not totally understood, it clearly has some correlation worth noting.

Apparently drinking a glass regularly can also help reduce inflammation, according to Healthline. Studies have shown that wine can improve your gut health too, which can even lead to metabolic improvement in obese people. Finally, Healthline also mentions that a benefit of wine is indeed longevity, just as Lansbury must already suspect. The antioxidants are good for the heart, but they are also good for the rest of the body. So her choice of drink, just might be the key to her long life and career.