Just a few years ago, red wine
was believed to be a risk factor for developing breast cancer
, says CNN
This has since been proven to be a myth.
In fact, scientists are so impressed with the health benefits of red wine now that they plan to bottle its properties in a 'red wine pill'.
Here’s red wine’s health secret: Its resveratol compound combats most diseases related to aging!
That’s because an international study, published today in the journal Science
, had shown that resveratrol
, a natural compound found in red wine
and dark chocolate, can fight cancer
, Alzheimer's and Type II diabetes
, says The Australian
The study proves that resveratrol
activates a protein in the body that’s more effective than antioxidants in combatting these age-related diseases, adds The LA Times
And because red wine has relatively low concentrations of the compound, a ‘red wine pill’ is being developed, which will be available in the next five years at 100 times the potency!
Until then, you can get a limited amount of the benefit from red wine.
But how much red wine should you drink for the best health results (you don’t want to overdo it!)
While the study suggests you’ll need 100 glasses of red wine a day to get the required levels of resveratrol, this will surely kill you.
Per day, that equates to one to two glasses of red wine
per day for men and one glass of red wine
per day for women, explains the American Heart Association
’s also a great way to optimise your resting heart
rate and protect yourself from heart
attacks, says FSP Health
So what are you waiting for? Stock up on red wine and give cheers to your health!