In a newly published study, scientists have uncovered how resveratrol might help control inflammation (a bodily process identified as a major risk factor for chronic diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.
An antioxidant found in the skin of grapes, resveratrol may help keep cholesterol in check and protect against aging-related diseases. In the recent study, researchers found that resveratrol halted inflammation in mice by stopping their systems from producing two different molecules known to spur inflammation (sphingosine kinase and phospholipase D). According to the study's authors, these findings indicate that resveratrol may helpful in the treatment of a host of inflammatory diseases.
Although red wine is one of the richest sources of resveratrol, the antioxidant can also be taken in supplement form. You can also increase your resveratrol intake by eating grapes, blueberries, cranberries, and pomegranates.