Raising a glass of red wine and offering a toast to ‘good health’ may be far more than merely a charming tradition.
British scientists have discovered that a ‘miracle ingredient’ in red wine called resveratrol protects against bowel cancer. And what’s more, one large glass contains enough to have ‘amazing’ effects.
In fact, the tiny amount of resveratrol in a single drink is even more powerful than the much higher doses found in supplements sold in health food shops.
Researchers from Leicester University said some compounds may work best when taken at the sort of doses found in nature.
Resveratrol, which is found in the skin of red grapes and gives the fruit its colour, is credited with a host of other health benefits, from staving off heart disease to keeping the mind sharp. Animal studies have even hinted that it can extend life.
But although human trials are being carried out, the results have been mixed.
Source - Daily Mail