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How Does Red Wine Affect Aging?

Learn how drinking red wine can affect aging from nutrition expert Alex Jamieson in this Howcast video.

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Red wine is one of the most fabulous things that human culture has invented and now we're seeing some benefits when it comes to anti-aging, cardio vascular health, but you want to keep a few things in mind. The component in red wine people are so excited about is Resveratrol and that is a component found in the skins of grapes so you can actually get the benefits of Resveratrol from 100% grape fruit juice or just eating grapes.

Resveratrol does help protect the body against cancer and it's one of those anti-aging drugs that help keep our skin looking good and helps our cardio vascular system stay healthy. But, you may want to avoid alcohol if you have any underlying yeast or sugar conditions. If you're pre-diabetic, insulin-resistant or have type two diabetes, you may need to stay away from alcohol.

Resveratrol is found in those red grapes, blueberries and cranberries but not so much in the rose or the white wine grape, so you're really going to only see benefits in consuming products made from those red or purple grapes.

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