Can Red Wine Stop Aging?
I’m sure you’ve heard the good things about wine and its health promoting benefits. Maybe you’ve also felt the negative effects a time or two as well?
Researchers found the answer to this question when they discovered Resveratrol, an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory substance found in red wine grapes.
But how can drinking wine actually improve anyone’s health, when it is a well-established fact that alcohol inhibits the body’s absorption of all vitamins and can, when consumed regularly, lead to liver damage, dementia and a host of other nasty disorders?
Further studies of Resveratrol revealed that it helps prevent blood clots by keeping blood vessels open and pliable.
Now you can gain all the benefits without the negative aspects. Resveratrol, is one of the powerful ingredients in our new Miracle of Life formula. You might say it’s a red wine healthy alternative.
The French Paradox
“Scientists have identified a substitute to red wine called Resveratrol that they believe might do more than just protect the heart but could, in very high concentration, significantly extend life by preventing a number of age-related illnesses.”
One report about Resveratrol says it may be responsible for the so-called French Paradox. The fact that the fatty food-consuming French have low levels of heart disease may be due to the country’s red wine consumption.
Early clinical reports show that it may have a role in decreasing insulin levels and blood pressure, increasing good cholesterol, and extending lifespans to a degree normally achieved through calorie restricted diets.
Barbara Walters interviewed Dr. David Sinclair, co-founder of Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, for her news special on aging, Live to 150, Can You Do It?
In clinical trials, Sirtris is reporting positive results with Type 2 Diabetes, accounting for approximately 90 percent of all diabetes patients, and in the next five years, they plan to have a drug on the market that will treat several of the major diseases of aging based on resveratrol.
May also have Neuroprotective and Anti-Cancer Effects
Scientists at the University of Missouri have published a review summarizing a great deal of research on the neuroprotective effects of grape polyphenols (of which Resveratrol is believed to be the most active.)
One study investigated whether these polyphenols might protect against the ravages of excessive alcohol consumption, which is known to damage or destroy brain cells through oxidative stress. Using rats that were fed diets both with and without ethanol (grain alcohol) and with and without grape polyphenols, the researchers found that the latter were highly effective in inhibiting ethanol-induced oxidative stress in the brain. Another study showed that these polyphenols provided some protection for the liver as well.
In further studies using just Resveratrol, the Missouri researchers (and others) found evidence of its neuroprotective effects against cell death mediated by or caused by oxidative stress. In addition, they described evidence for anti-inflammatory effects and for anti-cancer effects. The latter were first reported in a seminal study published in 1997 establishing that, in cell cultures, Resveratrol has an inhibitory effect on all three of the major steps in carcinogenesis: initiation, promotion, and progression. That study spawned a torrent of scientific papers elucidating the cellular and biochemical mechanisms of action of this remarkable compound, which has demonstrated activity against many forms of cancer.
May also Protect against Food-Borne Illnesses
Research presented at the Institute of Food Technologists annual conference held in Chicago has uncovered yet another benefit for red wine and Resveratrol: protecting humans from food-borne illnesses.
Azlin Mustapha, who is an associate professor of food science in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri, and food science program doctoral student Atreyee Das are investigating the effects of grape juice and various red wines on harmful and helpful bacteria in the intestinal tract. Commonly used antibiotics can destroy the body’s beneficial bacteria, which help combat elevated cholesterol and even tumors, among other positive effects.
The duo discovered that red wines, particularly Cabernet, Pinot Noir and Merlot, inhibit food borne pathogens including E. coli, Salmonella Typhimurium, Listeria monocytogenes, and Helicobacter pylori, without harming beneficial probiotic bacteria. The most promising results were those found for H. pylori, which is the bacterium that causes most stomach ulcers. Ethanol (the alcohol that occurs in wine), pH levels and Resveratrol were separately found to have similar effects. While grape juice was also effective, white wine was not.
“It’s not just ethanol in the red wine that is inhibitory toward food-borne pathogens, but other factors which include the pH of the wine – because wines are a little acidic, and possibly the phytochemicals may have an effect,” Dr Mustapha observed.
“We hypothesize that these phytochemicals, and Resveratrol being the main one, also play a role not just as antioxidants but also may have some inhibitions against food-borne pathogens. Now, we’re concentrating mainly on the Resveratrol effects on these pathogens.”
“Our study is a little different than those previously reported in the media. Those studies promote moderate red wine consumption for cardiovascular diseases,” Dr Mustapha noted.
“We went a step farther and asked: If red wine is already good for cardiovascular diseases, what about food-borne pathogens? If you get a food-borne illness and drink red wine, will that help decrease the symptoms a little bit?”
“This study showed that the four probiotics tested weren’t inhibited by red wines, but the pathogens were.”
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