September 3, 2013 BY MAE CHAN Research has shown that a high dietary intake of resveratrol from dietary supplements complements many of the cardiovascular benefits of exercise. So why not get one of the best antioxidants in the world from real food? Resveratrol is a poweful antioxidant with benefits for muscle strength, anti-inflammatories, metabolism, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even cancer. Reservatrol is so effective, that even Big Pharma is now promoting synthetic versions through topical and oral patented drugs they claim will help combat aging and allow people to live to 150 years. Resveratrol is a powerful polyphenol and anti-fungal chemical which is often touted as the bioactive compound in grapes and red wine. But many more foods contain this amazing antioxidant and incorporating them into your daily diet could be an effective strategy to advance health and prevent disease. Here are 5 foods that are great sources of resveratrol: Red Grapes: Grapes don’t have to be fermented to contain this antioxidant. It’s actually found in the skin of red grapes along with other nutrients, such as minerals manganese and potassium and vitamins K, C and B1. Peanut Butter: Peanut butter is great for dressing up apples and celery, but it also contains some resveratrol (up to .13 mg per cup). Peanut butter is a great source of niacin and manganese. Dark Chocolate: In dark chocolate, resveratrol blends nicely with other antioxidants and also minerals, such as iron, copper and manganese. Who doesn’t like chocolate? Itadori Tea: Used in Japan and China as a traditional herbal remedy for the prevention of heart disease and strokes, itadori tea: contains resveratrol, consequently, The Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry studies state that, ”For people who do not consume alcohol, Itadori tea may be a suitable substitute for red wine.” Blueberries: Blueberries don’t have quite as much resveratrol as grapes, but they are also a great source of other antioxidants, dietary fiber, vitamins C and K and manganese. For all of the above, it would be wise to choose organic sources to reduce pesticides, especially for red grapes, peanut butter and chocolate. Low doses cancers.” Mae Chan holds degrees in both physiology and nutritional sciences. She is also blogger and and technology enthusiast with a passion for disseminating information about health. https://preventdisease.com/news/13/090313_5-Amazing-Sources-of-Resveratrol.shtml NB Resveratrol is also available in capsule form from our clinic.
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