A Glass of Red Wine–Good for the Brain?
Good news for those of us who enjoy a glass of red wine now and then!
Red grapes contain a chemical compound called resveratrol. It has been observed that there are less cases of the disease in those who drink a moderate amount of red wine.
Studies on animals have indicated that resveratrol reduces the amyloid deposits in the brain that are associated with Alz disease. Thus far the studies have found that while it does not inhibit production of the amyloid plaques, it does aid in degrading the cells which would be of benefit in slowing or stopping the disease.
Interesting that Reservatrol is a natural phenol produced in certain plants when fungi or bacteria attacks the plant. Grapes and some berries such as raspberries and blueberries contain Resveratrol.
A study is underway to observe the effects on those with Alzheimer’s and other age related diseases.
It is very encouraging to read about this and other studies underway now. There are so many nutrients and compounds that have possibilities. Over the next weeks, I hope to compile a list of the studies now underway, to see what is being tested as well as what stage.