Last Updated on Feb 01, 2016

Benefits of Resveratrol

Red wine is capable of guarding against age-related diseases like heart attack and diabetes. The benefits of red wine are attributed to its anti-oxidant properties.


Evidence-based research carried out in laboratories all over the world indicates that resveratrol is capable of guarding mice from diseases generally associated with age such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, diabetes and heart diseases. So what does all this mean for humans?

Most often, what is good for the mice is good for the humans too. These studies signify that Resveratrol in large quantities could potentially stave off the effects of a high-calorie/high-fat diet and could help to fight the rising rate of obesity and heart diseases in the USA and other parts of the world.

In people considered ‘over the hill’, that is, in men over the age of forty and in women who are post-menopausal, the protective shroud provided by certain hormones begin to wear out, making them susceptive to heart attacks. Scientists have, for long, perpetrated that alcohol, particularly red wine which, when consumed moderately, is effective in reducing the risks associated with heart diseases. Spanish scientists have reported that red wine also acts as an anathema to cold.

The various benefits that the Red wine is endowed with are attributed to its phenolic constituents that have anti-oxidant properties. Research has specifically targeted constituents such as Resveratrol and Flavonoids, which are found abundantly in the skin and seeds of red grapes. Besides preventing the onset of heart disease, Resveratrol also prevents subsequent heart attacks in a person who has already suffered one.

Resveratrol raises the level of HDL, which is the ‘good cholesterol’ and lowers the level of LDL, or the ‘bad cholesterol’. Resveratrol also helps to minimize the formation of clots and alleviates the damage to blood vessel caused by plaque deposition.

Comments

johnherron Wednesday, January 9, 2019

From decreased death rate to killing cancer cell, a small amount of wine at the end can go a long way when it comes to beneficial effect. Kills the antioxidants When choosing your wine for antioxidants, go with white wine preferably Boost the immune system Moderate alcohol can zone off infections and improve immune system in check. Improves bone Density Red wine has found to be highest levels of silicon, which best for your bone mineral density.

SankaranIyer Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Dear Sir, For the ageing problem to be slow we require the basic natural necessities i.e., clean air, clean water and clean environment. None of the above is present now anywhere in the world except perhaps in Amazon forest and congo forest. There also human beings have gone and slowly spoiling it. So called scientists take quantity x from nature and give back only x-1,2... In Hindu philosophy it is called Yuga characteristics. Nothing can be done except crying from rooftops to stop pollution. IT IS A PITY. HS NARAYANAN

guest Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dear Sir, Article is excellent. I will be very thankful. Food restriction is the process which most probably will limit the load of OXYRADICALS in the system thereby postponing the Age Related changes. Please send me the references so that the issue of FOOD RESTRICTION and how it works can be cleared. Thanks Dr. VENUGOPAL

guest Monday, February 19, 2007

I sometimes wonder what is the so called "good" or "bad" in terms of diet.The dietary recommendations keep changing on a day to day basis. I suppose the good old practice of our ancestors to eat timely meals prepared from chemical free ingredients should do the trick.

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