Resveratrol and its benefits Resveratrol and its benefits

What is Resveratrol?. Wine's best-kept secret and it's health benefits.

Once upon a time in France, there were scientists who did not understand why a country that eats as much saturated fat like cheese, pâté, or butter such a low rate of heart diseases. Now, they believe it may be due to Resveratrol, a natural compound present in red grapes, red wine, raspberries, or blackberries.  

Grape consumption, like all fruits, is recommended because it is rich in essential nutrients for the body, such as vitamins (folic acid and vitamin B6), fibers and minerals - mainly potassium, magnesium, and calcium -, as well as sugars, and beneficial substances such as flavonoids, tannins, and anthocyanins.

But what has awakened great interest in the scientific community and the general public about this small fruit is a natural compound present in the grape: resveratrol.

What is resveratrol?

There has been a lot of research on the wine, highlighting its possible cardiovascular benefits, and leading to the discovery of the now-famous resveratrol and some of its properties.

Resveratrol is also contained in raspberries, dark chocolate, blackberries, berries, peanuts, nuts, hazelnuts, and almonds.

Resveratrol is a natural compound that is normally produced as an immune response in plants after aggression or infection, which accumulates in the skin of the fruit and even a  greater proportion in the seed of the red grape, thus present in the wine.

Besides being a compound present in grapes, it is also contained in raspberries, dark chocolate, blackberries, berries, peanuts, nuts, hazelnuts, and almonds.

Potential properties of resveratrol

Potential properties of resveratrol

Although Resveratrol is still a controversial topic in the scientific community. A study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine in 2014 found a neutral effect of resveratrol intake in a controlled group study. So, if you are concerned about Resveratrol and it's potential benefits you; should seek professional advice.

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