A long-term study adds to the science backing resveratrol’s benefits as it finds the regular consumption of this plant compound could slow cognitive decline by as much as a decade.
Resveratrol is a polyphenol present in high concentrations in grapes, red wine and purple grape juice, and in smaller amounts in peanuts, blueberries, bilberries, cranberries, and dark chocolate. Commonly known for its anti-aging actions, most of its anti-aging properties can be attributed to its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions.
Researchers have found resveratrol to be effective in promoting heart health. It helps prevent damage to the blood vessels, reduces bad cholesterol while increasing good cholesterol, and prevents formation of blood clots. In addition to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, resveratrol is proven to have effective blood-thinning properties via its action on inhibition of platelet aggregation. Through production of nitric oxide and the relaxation of blood vessels, resveratrol also helps to maintain blood pressure levels in the optimum range.
To learn more about the health protective effects of resveratrol, including how it is proven to have anti-cancer and anti-diabetic actions, read this article on our website.