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Cheers! Red Wine Promotes Good Health

April 12, 2013

Cheers!  Red Wine Promotes Good Health

Now we have your attention! Studies have shown a daily 275ml glass of red wine has shown to promote good gut bacteria. The rich polyphenols available in both alcohol-rich and alcohol-free red wine contributed to positive intestinal bacteria balance, lower blood pressure and decreased triglyceride levels, HDL cholesterol levels.

To maximize these benefits, there is resveratrol. Resveratrol is a naturally occurring antioxidant that is found in a number of plant sources including mulberry, raspberry and peanut plants, but the highest concentrations of this antioxidant can be found in grapevines. Resveratrol is present in the vines, roots, seeds and stalks, but the highest concentration is in the grape itself.

Resveratrol has become widely popular especially since Dr. Oz talked about its benefits. Its benefits have also been highlighted on 60 minutes, Fox News, by Barbara Walters and countless other sources. There has been much research around this powerful extract. The most noticeable benefits include a decreased risk of heart related diseases, reduced risk of age related diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and diabetes, significant weight loss, increased levels of energy and improved longevity. Quite simply, resveratrol can increase life expectancy if combined with a balanced diet and exercise.

Modest concentrations of resveratrol can be found in red wine but according to researchers you would need to drink at least 12 bottles a day to get the full benefits this powerful antioxidant, however, there are many great formulas on the market with high concentrations of resveratrol that will give you exactly the dose you need. Oh, an extra glass of red wine woníŽt hurtíKíK.Cheers!

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