Red Wine a Brain Protector
Alzheimer’s disease seems to be one of the most terrifying and hopeless diseases, so when studies are showing that red wine–or, better put, the antioxidant resveratrol that is found in grapes and in high amounts in red wine–seems to not only slow amyloid plaques in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease, but to even remove an aspect of them, the news is worth rejoicing about. There are no known medications to ease or cure this debilitating and fatal disease.
Peanuts and red grapes also contain resveratrol. You can also buy resveratrol supplements. Or, of course, it isn’t uncommon to have peanuts while having a glass of red wine… . Have people been self-medicating themselves for generations, without even knowing it?
By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).Red Wine a Brain Protector,