Yes to red wine


Not too much of course, but red wine contains something called resveratrol. Resveratrol is an antioxidant (which helps lower inflammation) which can also be found many foods.


Foods such as peanuts, pistachios, grapes, red and white wine, blueberries, cranberries, cocoa and dark chocolate all have resveratrol. Plants use resveratrol to fight against things like fungal infection, ultraviolet radiation, stress, and injury.


Research on resveratrol has looked at the areas of anti-ageing, cancer, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. We have to remember however, that although there have been promising results, most of these studies have been conducted on animals especially in the areas for its anti-obesity, metabolic, and glucose homeostasis effects.



One researcher in this area discussed the anti-ageing research on mice and commented:

“You would need to drink a hundred to a thousand glasses of red wine to equal the doses that improve health in mice.”

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