Resveratrol - Is it passe now? - Printable Version
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- andrawes76 - 07-04-2010 07:24 PM
I've read that it takes 17 glasses of wine to equal the daily dose of resveratrol, the anti-oxident substance found in wine. I also heard that there are newer properties in wine that have recently been discovered that help explain better health benefits in wine. Does anyone know anything about this?
- VouvrayHead - 07-04-2010 08:00 PM
I think it's the alcohol.
- Thomas - 07-04-2010 08:11 PM
I've said it before and I'll say it again: wine is not health food.
All this nonsense about this or that substance helps this or that problem truly misses the nature and essence of wine, and if people drink wine because of a news report about its health benefits, they aren't well endowed in the brain department.
I remember back in the 80s when the French Paradox was reported on 60 Minutes. One day, while I was in a retail shop trying to pry the proprietor away from the Lotto machine to sell him wine, a man came into the shop and asked for six bottles of red wine. When asked which red wine he wanted the man said that it didn't matter--he saw 60 Minutes and needs red wine every night!
[This message has been edited by foodie (edited 07-04-2010).]