Resveratrol is an all-natural compound found commonly in the skin and seeds of grapes and grape-derived products such as red wine and grape juice; it is also present in blueberries and peanuts. A new study has also discovered that significant levels of resveratrol can also be found in cocoa powder and dark chocolate.
Health Benefits of Resveratrol:
- Resveratrol has an amazing anti-aging property. It is thought to stimulate the SIRT1 gene. This gene is the one responsible for reducing fat stores during low calorie diets. However, stimulation of this gene also seems to help slow down the aging process.
- Resveratrol has mild blood thinning properties and appears to reduce inflammation, a factor in heart disease.
- Comparable to Viagra. Resveratrol and Viagra both open restricted blood flow. While Viagra is limited to small blood vessels, resveratrol opens both small blood vessels and main arteries; therefore the circulation benefits of reveratrol may outperform Viagra.
- Resveratrol can help inhibit the growth of numerous cancers. Studies shows that red wine drinkers suffer a decreased risk of colorectal cancer.
- Resveratrol keeps estrogen from causing breast cancer because it increases production of an enzyme that destroys dangerous estrogen metabolites.
- Resveratrol helps liver function. Resveratrol will block the build-up of fat in the liver which can cause liver problem.
- Resveratrol helps treat and prevent diabetes through increased insulin sensitivity and lower blood glucose.
- Resveratrol can help prevent post-menopausal bone loss.
- Resveratrol helps prevent the onset of Alzheimers.
- Resveratrol helps prevent and control inflammation; it is therefore beneficial in cases of arthritis and migraine headaches.
- Topical application of resveratrol can help reduced skin cancer by as much as 98%.
- Some people can simply drink a glass or two of red wine each day in order to enjoy the health benefits of Resveratrol.
- To avoid side effects from taking Resveratrol supplements it is always best to consume fruits rich in resveratrol.
“This post was originally published on August 18, 2012 @ 03:17”