I’m not a big drinker. I’ll take a nice cup of hot tea over a cocktail any day (or night).
But I have lots of patients who enjoy a nice wine with dinner.
And to that, I say to them, “Just make sure it’s red!”
That’s because there’s a nutrient found in the skins of red grapes, resveratrol, that can work miracles for your health…and you won’t find it in a bottle of chardonnay.
I’ve previously told you how resveratrol can help with arthritis pain and blood sugar levels and even fight cancer.
And now, the latest research shows how it also protects your heart in more ways than we previously thought!
It can actually adjust your gut bacteria to reduce your risk of clogged arteries. How’s that for a reason to raise your glass?
There’s a chemical compound produced in your gut that contributes to the hardening of your arteries from plaque build-up – which can lead to a possibly fatal heart attack or stroke.
But in this latest study out of China, resveratrol was shown to not only reduce the levels of that compound, called trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), but also to block the production of it.
Less TMAO means healthier arteries. It’s really that simple.
And that’s a big deal. Because if you’re over the age of 30, there’s an 80 to 90 percent chance you have some form of arterial hardening, or atherosclerosis, already.
For those who don’t like to (or can’t) drink alcohol, fortunately resveratrol isn’t limited to just red wine. You can also find it naturally in deliciously healthy (and Paleo-friendly) snacks like peanuts and blueberries.
Plus, you can pick up resveratrol supplements online or at your local health store for just pennies a day. Just make sure you’re buying a quality product from a supplier you trust.Wishing you the best of health,
Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Nutrition & Healing
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