1. Resveratrol reduces artery stiffness

    Diabetes? Reduce complications with THIS

    When you've got diabetes, it's hard to ever fully relax.

    To keep the disease in check, you have to constantly monitor your blood sugar... control your carb cravings... and motivate yourself to get moving.

    All that, and you've got to worry about the never-ending list complications down the line, like stiffened blood vessels.

    Because the stiffer your arteries are, the more you're at risk for a heart attack or stroke.

    But according to a new study, there's a natural way to ease your mind -- and relax your blood vessels -- because an antioxidant in red wine called resveratrol may reduce blood vessel stiffness in folks with type 2 diabetes.

    The study, presented at a recent meeting of the American Heart Association, involved 57 people with type 2 diabetes who had stiffness of the aorta, the artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body.

    The participants didn't actually drink any wine over the course of a month -- they took either a resveratrol supplement or a placebo.

    At the end of the study, those who took resveratrol saw decreased aortic stiffness.

    Even better, those who benefited from the resveratrol the most where those who began the study with the STIFFEST blood vessels!

    Among this small group, 100 mgs of resveratrol taken in the first two weeks of the study reduced stiffness by nearly 5 percent, while 300 mgs taken in the second two weeks reduced it by 9 percent.

    Compare that to the placebo group, who only saw their aortas get STIFFER by the end of the study.

    And that's not all resveratrol can do -- whether you've got diabetes or not.

    A recent study showed that resveratrol also guards against the buildup of plaque in your arteries by reducing an artery-clogging compound produced by your gut.

    Resveratrol has been shown to also prevent arthritis pain, ward off cancer and heart disease, and protect against cognitive decline.

    And, unlike beer or fruity cocktails, a glass of red wine a day has actually been shown to IMPROVE blood sugar levels!

    So, if you love your cabernet or merlot, raise a glass. It's good for you -- in moderation.

    But to get the maximum benefit of this antioxidant's most therapeutic effects, you'll have to do more than sip the light fantastic.

    Resveratrol is also found in Paleo-friendly snacks like peanuts and berries, but your best bet is to take a supplement, which is widely available for just pennies a day.

  2. Clogged arteries no match for resveratrol

    Powerful nutrient reverses artery damage – from inside your gut!

    I’m not a big drinker. I’ll take a nice cup of hot tea over a cocktail any day (or night).

    But I have lots of patients who enjoy a nice wine with dinner.

    And to that, I say to them, “Just make sure it’s red!”

    That’s because there’s a nutrient found in the skins of red grapes, resveratrol, that can work miracles for your health…and you won’t find it in a bottle of chardonnay.

    I’ve previously told you how resveratrol can help with arthritis pain and blood sugar levels and even fight cancer.

    And now, the latest research shows how it also protects your heart in more ways than we previously thought!

    It can actually adjust your gut bacteria to reduce your risk of clogged arteries. How’s that for a reason to raise your glass?

    There’s a chemical compound produced in your gut that contributes to the hardening of your arteries from plaque buildup – which can lead to a possibly fatal heart attack or stroke.

    But in this latest study out of China, resveratrol was shown to not only reduce the levels of that compound, called trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), but also to block the production of it.

    Less TMAO means healthier arteries. It’s really that simple.

    And that’s a big deal. Because if you’re over the age of 30, there’s an 80 to 90 percent chance you have some form of arterial hardening, or atherosclerosis, already.

    For those who don’t like to (or can’t) drink alcohol, fortunately resveratrol isn’t limited to just red wine. You can also find it naturally in deliciously healthy (and Paleo-friendly) snacks like peanuts and blueberries.

    Plus, you can pick up resveratrol supplements online or at your local health store for just pennies a day. Just make sure you’re buying a quality product from a supplier you trust.

  3. Wine study puts a cork in mainstream's anti-alcohol crusade

    Leading researcher says it's safe -- and healthy- - to consume up to a full bottle of wine every day.
  4. Protect your eyes with resveratrol

    Resveratrol, the famous red-wine antioxidant, can slash your risk of vision loss, especially macular degeneration. Just don't try to get it from red wine alone.
  5. Coming soon: life-extending resveratrol 'drugs'

    A synthetic new form of resveratrol is being readied for the drug market -- but is it really better than the natural stuff you can get right now?
  6. Resveratrol might help diabetics

    Hungarian researchers recruited 19 type-2 diabetics and randomly assigned them to either 10 mg of resveratrol a day (in a supplement, not a wine glass), or a placebo, for four weeks. One month later, those who got the wine nutrient showed a significant decrease in insulin resistance.
  7. Overall Benefits of Tipping a Daily Glass or Two

    As you well know, a regular feature of the Daily Dose involves me singing the praises of moderate consumption of alcohol. It's an easy topic to revisit often, since lots of studies are proving the health plusses of responsible drinking.
  8. The peanut's back in the spotlight

    I'm writing today because I'm happy to report that finally, the peanut's back in the spotlight! According to a recent AP article, consumption of peanuts and peanut butter has jumped in recent years, perhaps signaling an end …
  9. Moderate Alcohol Consumption Benefits Women

    Regular responsible drinking carries particular health benefits for women; Beer found to contain very powerful antioxidant that slows breast cancer growth

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