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Rejuvenating Resveratrol

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Resveratrol is believed to be responsible for “French Paradox” (how the french are able to smoke, drink, and eat red meat yet have a lower cardiovascular rate than the US). It is found in the skin of red grapes, grape juice peanuts, and some berries including blueberries, billberries, and cranberries.  Resveratrol is actually in the same plant compound group as polyphenols which are potent antioxidants.  It is thought that this antioxidant is linked to longevity, decreased inflammation, and anti-aging.

Check here to watch a Dr. Oz animation video on the benefits on the body.

Resveratrol Benefits:

  • Anti-aging
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Anti-cancer
  • Protects cells from free-radical damage

Here’s a guide to find how much resveratrol is in each beverage and food.

Total Resveratrol Content of Wines and Grape Juice 
Beverage Total resveratrol (mg/liter) Total resveratrol in a 5-oz glass (mg)
White wines (Spanish) 0.05-1.80 0.01-0.27
Rosé wines (Spanish) 0.43-3.52 0.06-0.53
Red wines (Spanish) 1.92-12.59 0.29-1.89
Red wines (global) 1.98-7.13 0.30-1.07
Red grape juice (Spanish) 1.14-8.69 0.17-1.30
Total Resveratrol Content of Selected Foods 
Food Serving Total resveratrol (mg)
Peanuts (raw) 1 cup (146 g) 0.01-0.26
Peanuts (boiled) 1 cup (180 g) 0.32-1.28
Peanut butter 1 cup (258 g) 0.04-0.13
Red grapes 1 cup (160 g) 0.24-1.25

Photography by Jared Duhon of J. Duhon Photography

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