Red Wine or Resveratrol ??
Red wine contains much higher levels of antioxidants like “resveratrol” than white wine does. These phenolic antioxidants will give wine major health benefits:
Overall Health Benefits: Anti-aging effects in red grape skins
Lung Health Benefits: Improved lung function from antioxidants in white wine
Heart Health Benefits: Coronary heart disease reduced
Healthier blood vessels in elderly
Ulcer Prevention: Ulcer-causing bacteria reduced
Cancer Prevention: Cancer cells killed by protein in red grape skins
Stroke Prevention: Arteries kept clean by polyphenols in red grape skins
Women’s Health Benefits: Decreased ovarian cancer risk .Stronger bones .Lower risk of stroke
Men’s Health Benefits: Lower risk of heart attack for men with high blood pressure
One of the richest sources of resveratrol is red wine, which is fermented with grape skins longer than white wine. So far, the compound shows promise as a natural defense against several types of chronic disease:
Resveratrol and Cancer: It seems that resveratrol helps suppress breast-cancer progression in its earliest stages. The antioxidant appeared to stop estrogen from reacting with DNA molecules and forming compounds that mark the start of cancer cell formation.
Resveratrol and Heart Health: Resveratrol may help guard against age-related decline in heart health.
Resveratrol and Age-Related Disorders: Resveratrol may aid in the prevention of age-related disorders like inflammation and neurodegenerative disease.It also indicated that resveratrol may help reduce risk of diabetes.
How much is good?
A glass of red wine a day might keep the doctor away !!
Tip: Increase your resveratrol intake by eating grapes, blueberries, cranberries, and pomegranate, all of which are rich in a range of antioxidants
Posted by Alda Zeidan Salem