05 Jun Red Wine, Resveratrol and Anti-Aging
Today on the news, the anchors spoke of a new study by the University of Wisconsin showing that red wine is beneficial in mice to delay aging. How did they show mice wrinkles? They didn’t. But the mice who received the concoction were much more active on the exercise wheels and moved more quickly.
It’s all because of Resveratrol, which is found in the skin of red grapes. And although in the past, studies have shown that one would have to consume 100 glasses of red wine per day to get the amount needed, this study used much less and still was effective. Both ABC and Harvard University also commented positively on the study.
The hopes are that a supplement can be made in pill form.
Wikipedia says that Resveratrol is produced naturally by several plants when under attack by pathogens such as bacteria or fungi. I guess that isn’t surprising when you consider that penicillin comes from mold. It also shows anti-cancer, antiviral, neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory properties.
There is also a small amount of Resveratrol in white wine, but not as much. Because red wine is fermented with the skins, it has more. The exception to this is both red and white wines made with muscadine grapes-they have the most.
Lift a glass with your guests-to your health.