Red wine - the new manna?
AUTHOR: Dagmar Reinhard
Red wine is rich in molecules with antioxidant effects, such as polyphenols among which resveratrol is found. These molecules can decrease and even block oxidative stress related to pathologies such as cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, or cancer.
Resveratrol is a natural compound present in red grapes and red wine. It has become famous for its possible health benefits. The consumption of the grape is recommended in itself; It is rich in essential nutrients such as vitamins, fibers and minerals, sugars, and beneficial substances such as flavonoids, tannins, and anthocyanins.
Further, numerous investigations have been carried out around a natural compound present in it: resveratrol.
In the 1960s, a study on seven European countries revealed that only France contradicted the thesis that higher consumption of saturated fat and cholesterol carries greater cardiovascular risk. This surprising result was renamed the "French paradox." It seemed that the consumption of red wine was a counterweight to the effects of the Frenchs' large intake of foie gras, butter, or cheeses. Resveratrol is a natural compound that is produced in the seed of the red grape, thus passing to the wine. Dark chocolate, berries, nuts, and almonds also contain it.We cannot display this gallery
The first findings revealed the activation of a gene that ignited sirtuins, a class of enzymes to extend life.
In recent years, other properties that could be associated with resveratrol were added:
- It can act in the brain like the natural messenger molecules of the cell. In this way, it can contribute to alleviating the effect of degeneration, including cell death.
- Cancer prevention
- Mild and moderate Alzheimer's: for the stabilization of a biomarker
- Immune system stimulation
- At the muscular level: preserves muscle fibers and helps protect the connections between neurons from aging.
- For the arteries: by acting on aortic stiffness, you could reduce the blockage of the arteries.
- Researchers recommend moderate wine consumption (two glasses a day).
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Tips for protecting your home: , Gutters must be cleaned. Make sure your landscaper is doing that during every visit (minimum twice per month), especially during the rainy season. Water mitigation starts with landscaping. Take care when changing the landscaping of a property – especially if you want to change slopes/grades. Don’t plant trees too close to your home. If they are already planted, make sure the limbs are cut back to decrease the probability of debris falling onto the roof.
Install “alcantarillas” (concrete tubes typically used under roads and driveways) to help the water keep moving.
Study where your downspouts/rain chains end. Do they go onto the ground? Ideally, a concrete catch box will be connected to buried plastic pipes guiding the water into a more extensive water system.
Plant appropriate plants and trees in the proper locations.
Keep all drainage clean of debris. Have your landscaper/property manager check them.
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