- Variety of sauceSoy sauce
Scientists found that the sauce -- derived from fermented soya beans -- contains antioxidant properties about 10 times more effective than red wine and 150 times more potent than vitamin C, Singapore's Strait Times reported on Saturday.
Antioxidants -- found in red wine, fruits and vegetables -- counter the effects of free radicals, unstable atoms which attack human cells and tissues.
Free radicals have been linked to the aging process as well as a range of ailments including Parkinson's disease, cancer and heart disease.
The National University of Singapore study also found that the sauce improved blood flow by as much as 50 percent in the hours after consumption.