Topic: red wine

Behold: Super Healthy Wine (You’re Welcome)

Behold: Super Healthy Wine (You're Welcome)

You’ve probably heard that red wine can be good for your heart and your head, but an Australian biochemist has now developed a super-healthy red that’s loaded with even more antioxidants than typical. The Brisbane-based scientist, Greg Jardine, says a patented group of antioxidant compounds used during the wine-making processes could make his new ‘health wine’ a powerful tonic against ailments such as arthritis, chronic fatigue and other inflammation-related conditions. More »

Resveratrol: What it Is, and Why The Hype

Resveratrol: What it Is, and Why The Hype

Have you heard of the French Paradox: the fact that the French seem to eat and drink what they want but still remain slim? It appears this may be due to the resveratrol from all the red wine they tend to consume. Now we have access to this in a bottle, and it’s not a wine bottle! Here are several reasons why you should incorporate it into your daily supplement routine. More »

Today’s Awesome Health News: Red Wine Is Good For Your Gut

Today's Awesome Health News: Red Wine Is Good For Your Gut

Now here’s a study we can really get behind: Red wine is good for your gut. Apparently it can help promote the growth of healthy bacteria in our stomachs and digestive system, which can have all sorts of health benefits. We’re just delighted to learn that boozing it up, once again, can actually be good for us. Because, really, is there anything more lovely than a glass of wine at the end of the day? More »

Doc Falsified Red Wine Anti-Aging Data, But Resveratrol’s ‘Superfood’ Status Is Still Safe

Doc Falsified Red Wine Anti-Aging Data, But Resveratrol's 'Superfood' Status Is Still Safe

Most of red wine’s supposed anti-aging or disease-fighting effects come from resveratrol, a compound found in the skin of grapes. But a leading researcher on resveratrol and aging was just outed by the University of Connecticut for committing ‘more than 100 acts of data fabrication and falsification.” Does this mean everything we’ve heard about red wine and resveratrol is wrong? More »

Think Pink: Ingredient in Red Wine Slows Growth of Breast Cancer Cells

Think Pink: Ingredient in Red Wine Slows Growth of Breast Cancer Cells

There’s been some research linking alcohol to increased risk of developing breast cancer, especially when a woman consumes two or more drinks per day. But a new report in the October 2011 issue of the FASEB journal says resveratrol, the magic ingredient thought to be responsible for so many of red wine’s health benefits, can stop breast cancer cells from growing by blocking the growth effects of estrogen. More »

Red Wine’s Benefits, Hold the Wine

Red Wine's Benefits, Hold the Wine

You’ve all heard how red wine, in moderation, is good for your health. Soon, though, you may be able to get the benefits of red wine even while teetotaling.

Chemists at Columbia University have figured out how to synthesize the polyphenols, or chemical compounds, derived from resveratrol, the molecule found in the skin of grapes that scientists think is the agent behind red wine’s heart-protecting abilities (for reasons no one is sure of, white wine just doesn’t have the same benefits). Researchers say the synthetic polyphenols could lead to developing medications that mimic the effects of resveratrol without the red wine (while I can’t imagine who has trouble consuming red wine, I hear this is a problem for some). More »