Heart disease and cancer are two of the biggest killers in the world today and the key to living a long and healthy life is never letting either of these take root.
And believe it or not, there may be a powerfully simple way to do it — all thanks to an amazing nutrient you’ll find in one of your favourite adult beverages.
Two new studies are proving that loading up with resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red wine, could help kill cancer cells and even stop a potentially deadly heart condition from developing.
In a new study on mice, researchers found that resveratrol was able to literally shrink tumours in half. And it didn’t take very much to do it.
Mice which were given about as much resveratrol as you’d find in a large glass of red wine literally had their tumours start to melt away. That appears to be because resveratrol activates a key enzyme that helps keep cancer cell growth in check.
And the good news behind this powerful antioxidant doesn’t stop there. Chinese researchers have just reported that resveratrol may actually protect you from a life-threatening condition known as pulmonary arterial hypertension.
That’s high blood pressure in the arteries that travel from your heart to your lungs. It can start with difficulty breathing, but often ends the same way — in heart failure and death.
But in the study, published in BioMed Research International, researchers found that resveratrol activates a protein called SIRT1 that is deficient in people with pulmonary arterial hypertension. In other words, it provides powerful protection to your heart.
Now we’ve known for a while that resveratrol is good for your heart and can even give your immune system a boost. And while you can find the compound in wine, grapes and certain berries, it can be difficult to get enough from diet alone.
Invest in a quality resveratrol supplement — you’ll find them very inexpensively online and in most health stories — and you can fight both cancer and heart disease at the same time.Wishing you the best of health,
Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Nutrition & Healing
Resveratrol may prevent pulmonary arterial hypertension development, according to study, pulmonaryhypertensionnews.com
Resveratrol’s low-dose anticancer effect, the-scientist.com