Do you remember where you put your corkscrew? If your answer is no, then perhaps you should grab a bottle of pinot noir with a screw top and drink up! The hot new supplement to hit the market is resveratrol, a common component found in red wine that appears to have beneficial effects in warding off heart disease, alzheimers, cancer and even certain aspects of aging. And so far, mice are raving over it. Studies done on mice given a diet high in fat combined with certain levels of resveratrol were shown to not only to keep off the excess weight, but also to have healthier memory.
However, don’t rejoice just yet. The doses of resveratrol needed to meet the same criteria found in these tests is much higher than that found in a single glass of wine, and testing of resveratrol on human subjects is still underway. But while the wine lover in you waits for the results, pinot noir, as opposed to merlot or cabernet, consistently reads with the highest levels of resveratrol. So sit back and relax with a nice glass of pinot noir. And thanks to the resveratrol, I know I won’t have to tell you twice! To your health.