I was reading the newspaper earlier this morning and i found a very interesting information about red wine. It was said that Drinking red wine may help fight infalmation in the body. Reservatrol, an antioxidant found in red wine protected mice when they are exposed to a strong inflamatory agent. Mice was used as the major tool for the experiment. Those mice that were not pertreated with reservatrol developed a serious reaction similar to the inflamatory disorder sepsis.
The study found that it blocks two major proteins in the body that trigger the inflammation. Strong inflammatory diseases like sepsis are very difficult to treat and many die every day due to lack of treatment. Moreover, many survivors of sepsis develop a very low quality of life due to the damge that inflammation causes to several internal organs.
The ultimate goal for this experiment was to identify a potential novel therapy to help in the treatment of strong acute inflammatory diseases.
Reservatrol has been widely associated with health benefits ranging from antiaging to boosting antiviral treatments. Previous studies have found that reservatrol can help prevent blood clots and combat cancer,
The antioxidant is found in the skin of grapes but it occurs in greater quantities in red than white wine!