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
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
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
The first drugs that will successfully slow the aging process should be available within five to 10 years, Australian researchers say. Between these drugs and stem cell therapies, the ability to extend human life to at least 150 years old isn’t far off. But medical technology could outpace the social and economic systems needed to support old old age—or even outpace other health developments necessary to make living longer short of miserable for most people. More
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
We all want to boost our metabolism, feel energized and prevent age-related illnesses, but what’s the best way? Natural supplements like the Brazilian acai berry, green tea and resveratrol in red wine have been used for these purposes by different cultures throughout history, but getting all these nutrients from your diet isn’t easy, especially if you want to get the benefits of red wine alone without the side effects. But we have good news for you: we’re offering one lucky fan of Blisstree on Facebook the chance to win three bottles of these supplements by Delta Labs: one each of Resveratrol, Green Tea Plus and Acai Plus. It’s a total prize worth approximately $150. Read on to find out how to enter to win. More
Want the health benefits of red wine without the buzz? Add some grape seed oil or extract to your diet instead. Grape seed is rich with polyphenols—the same chemical compounds that give red wine its healing powers. And it may help ward off Alzheimer’s Disease, according to researchers at New York City’s Mount Sinai School of Medicine. More
We always hear about what foods we should be avoiding to prevent cancer. But Care2 wants to look on the bright side — what should we be eating to ward off cancer?
1. Cabbage-like vegetables: Broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts — you know, things like that. They’ve got isothiocyanates, which have been shown to fight cancer cells.
2. Globe artichoke: This one has got a ton of salvestrols, which can be converted into compounds that destroy diseased cells inside your body.
3. Dark vegetables: Spinach, beets, and romaine lettuce all have tons of fiber, folate, and carotenoids.
4. Grapes: This includes red wine — score! You want to consume these for the resveratrol. More
How much do you really know about your health? You may think you know all the ins and outs of staying well, but our daily Health Smarts Quiz will test your knowledge. Answer our question, below, and check back tomorrow … More
How much do you really know about your health? You may think you know all the ins and outs of staying well, but our daily Health Smarts Quiz will test your knowledge on the spot. Answer our question, below, and … More