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Tip 88: Don’t Rely on Food or Wine to Achieve Optimal Resveratrol Levels

Monday, May 16, 2011 11:24 AM
Resveratrol is a compound found in plants that ensures healthy plant development by protecting them from fungi and bacteria. Among its benefits in humans are the following: raises metabolism, increases energy, suppresses appetite, stabilizes blood sugar, accelerates the breakdown of fat stores, improves insulin sensitivity, reduces inflammation, increases muscle mass, suppresses estrogen, and protects the stomach lining.
Dr. Mark Houston of the Hypertension Institute of Nashville believes that the optimal daily dosage of resveratrol for humans is 250 milligrams. It is not possible to obtain such a dosage of resveratrol from food or wine. For example, two of the best natural sources of resveratrol are wine and peanuts. Red wine from South America contains about 1.21 mg of resveratrol per liter, whereas red wine contains about 12.3 milligrams; a cup of boiled peanuts contains about 1.28 mg, and many individuals are allergic to peanuts. Because of the importance of this compound, you should take a resveratrol supplement daily to achieve optimal levels.

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