We have always been believers that red wine is good for you. In moderation, of course – although we have admittedly overindulged on occasion. Now red wine drinkers around the world might have a great excuse to drink up.
A recent study by scientists at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute found that the compound, Resveratrol (the study), that is found in the skin of the grapes and gives its color, could potentially stop brain cells from breaking down during the aging process. However, before we start chugging the grape juice, we must share that the study also shows that although it shows promising benefits of Resveratrol, a person could never drink enough red wine to actually have it help (but we can try, right?)
Resveratrol is a polyphenolic compound found naturally in peanuts, the skin of red grapes, red wine, and in some berries. It has in the past it has also been studied credited with reducing the risk of cancer, countering the effects of a high-fat diet and preventing Alzheimer’s. This miracle agent can hopefully lead to a ‘fountain of youth’ treatment down the line. In the meantime, we will continue to happily sip our bottle of red.
A compound found in red wine can help to combat the effects of aging, new research suggests.
Resveratrol, which exists in the skin of red grapes and gives the fruit its color, could stop brain cells from breaking down as we get older, scientists claim.