With fall being a few weeks away and a global pandemic still roaming around, it’s important to start thinking about ways to enhance your health throughout colder months…
With that being said, today’s article is all about improving your general health with a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory called resveratrol.
Ever heard of the French Paradox? The impression that people in France tend to eat a lot of fatty foods but have a low incidence of heart disease. Well, some studies have suggested resveratrol may have something to do with it!
However, resveratrol has tons of other benefits that can help improve your overall health!
WHAT IS RESVERATROL?
Resveratrol is a particular type of antioxidant called phytoalexin. It is normally produced in red grape skin, red grape juice (wine), cacao beans (dark chocolate), peanuts, a variety of different berries, and Japanese knotweed.
GOOD TO KNOW: Since resveratrol is found in red grape skin, both white and rosé wine usually contain less resveratrol than red wine.
BENEFITS OF RESVERATROL
Some studies indicate that resveratrol may have the following health benefits:
1. HELPS LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE
- The Clinical Nutrition Journal published a study in 2014 that shows that resveratrol’s high antioxidant properties may help lower blood pressure and may help reduce the pressure in the artery walls commonly known as the “systolic blood pressure”.
- A study published in 2014 in the Molecules journal showed that resveratrol can help produce more nitric oxide, causing blood vessels to dilate.
2. HELPS PROTECT THE BRAIN
- Resveratrol’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties may help the brain slow down age-related cognitive decline.
- It has also been found in some studies that resveratrol may help obstruct the protein fragments called beta-amyloids, which form plaques that contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
3. HELPS LOWER BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS
- Some studies on the effect of resveratrol on diabetes have found that it may increase insulin sensitivity, which can lower blood sugar levels while preventing complications from diabetes.
- It could also help activate AMPK — a protein that helps the body slow down the metabolization of glucose (the breakdown of sugar).
4. HELPS LOWER CHOLESTEROL
- Some studies have shown that resveratrol may help decrease inflammation and may help lower LDL or bad cholesterol, making it harder for blood clots to form.
5. MAY HAVE ANTI-AGING PROPERTIES
- Resveratrol may help neutralize free radicals, preventing them from damaging cells in the body.
- It may also affect Sirtuins (a specific class of proteins) which control biological pathways involved with aging.
6. HELPS WITH JOINT PAIN
- A study published in 2012 in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences showed that resveratrol may help with joint pain and could help protect the cartilage from deteriorating, which is the main symptom of arthritis.
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