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