The most familiar connection to red wine is the “French Paradox.” Researchers have discovered that in regions of France where the population enjoys a high-fat diet but consumes a lot of red wine with meals, the incidence of heart attacks is considerably lower than in other parts of the world.
They now believe that the benefits of red wine, that is the resveratrol found in the red wine, extends to brain health in addition to being cardio-protective.
According to David Sinclair, Ph.D., associate professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, resveratrol “may have wide-ranging health effects including anti-cancer, anti-viral, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits and may even protect the brain from stroke, Alzheimer’s and other neuro-degenerative diseases.”
Resveratrol is a select compound that protects plants from a host of diseases and problems, and when humans ingest it, in confers that protection onto us. It activates human defenses against disease. But there’s more.