Resveratrol.jpg 2Resveratrol has age-defying power.1 It switches on the genes your body naturally uses to extend life under conditions of stress (like starvation).

Resveratrol, a nutrient compound

 Resveratrol, a nutrient compound found in grape skins, blueberries, and red wine, can improve motor coordination and help prevent falls among the elderly. And in presenting the findings, researchers dubbed resveratrol a "miracle molecule," presumably because of its many other known health benefits
Benefits of Organic Red Wine
Benefits of red wine, particularly the red wine ‘marc’ (skins, seeds, stalks left over after pressing the grapes). Studies showed that the polyphenols in the marc helped circulation, heart disease, memory loss, cell renewal, eyesight, wrinkles, stress and even as an anti-oxidant for cancer prevention programmes.

Plants produce resveratrol only in response to fungal or bacterial attack. That's right resveratrol is a natural antibiotic and fungicide. This means that the more natural fungi and bacteria a plant is exposed to, the more resveratrol it will produce. If a grape plant is repeatedly sprayed with synthetic fungicides and grapes are among the most chemically treated crops cultivated today the resveratrol content in the fruit will be lower.

A single glass of red wine may be as effective at controlling blood sugar as standard diabetes drugs, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in Vienna, Austria.

Previous research has shown that red wine, grape skins and red grape juice are high in plant chemicals called polyphenols. These antioxidants have been shown to help the body regulate blood sugar, and may thereby help prevent or control diabetes.

In the current study, researchers studied the action of grape polyphenols on a cell receptor called PPAR-gamma, which plays an important role in blood sugar regulation, energy storage and fat storage. They found that even a small glass of wine has enough polyphenols to activate the receptor at least as effectively as the diabetes drug Avandia.