Resveratrol – A Powerhouse Antioxidant

Resveratrol has grown in popularity quite a bit over the past few years.  From combating the anti-aging process to fighting cardiovascular disease, it has been hailed as a powerhouse antioxidant.  When I first heard about Reservatrol a few years ago, I honestly thought it was just another antioxidant on the market.  After reading numerous articles about it, I started to understand that it really might work.  If you aren’t aware of the French culture, their diets mainly consist of high fat foods (good fat) and red wine.  Even though the French consume these foods, the culture is better able to maintain a healthier cellular and cardiovascular health and despite the high fat intake, the French have lower rates of heart disease.

Resveratrol is the ingredient in red wine that made headlines when scientists demonstrated that it kept overfed mice from gaining weight, turned them into the equivalent of Olympic marathoners, and seemed to slow down their aging process.  Some researchers believe that Resveratrol might be the key ingredient in red wine that helps prevent damage to blood vessels, reduces “bad” cholesterol and prevents blood clots.