Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Make red wine part of a Happy New Year

OF ALL the well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions, pledging to reduce your red wine consumption may be one of the most misguided. Red wine naturally contains probiotics, micro-organisms that increase beneficial gut bacteria. Red wine also contains Resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant in red grape skins. Probiotics and resveratrol may be the keys to degestive health, weight control, improved mobility and endurance, reduced muscle and bone degeneration, mental health and longevity. Despite resveratrol's capacity to ward off dementia, though, elderly inhabitants on the red wine-loving Greek island of Ikaria appear to forget to die.

Full article first published in The Connexion (January, 2013)