According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2011, heart disease ranked as the United States’ leading cause of death. Consider your family history and plan ahead. A Canadian study found that by drinking one to two 5-ounce glasses of wine per day, study participants were able to significantly reduce their risk of developing the atherosclerotic disease, a precursor to heart disease and stroke, and subsequently also reduce their risk of death by roughly 30%.
As you enter your thirties, it’s increasingly possible for testosterone to decline. If you think that’s happening, visit your physician and ask for a blood test to determine your levels. There are testosterone replacement therapies that could be effective. According to a Korean study conducted on mice, resveratrol may also be an option. The study concluded that blood testosterone concentration was improved by more than 50% following a 28-day period of resveratrol consumption. Even if you’re not quite as successful, there are still plenty of other scientifically researched benefits in consuming resveratrol.
Want to get a mental edge? One way is through increased blood flow to your brain. Recently, UK researchers conducted a study of 22 healthy adults and determined that neurological blood flow was increased following resveratrol consumption. Prior to that study, Illinois researchers discovered that mice receiving resveratrol supplementation had a better memory function and overall increased mental performance.
A recent study conducted in France concluded that resveratrol was able to slow down the production of cancerous cells and therefore could be considered an effective anticancer agent. Some of the top natural sources of resveratrol include blueberries, peanuts, grapes, and both red and white wines.