Resveratrol: The French Paradox Molecule
For some nationalities, French people are still a mystery. They eat three meals per day and each meal has three courses; they’re particularly fond of red meat, processed meats, and cheese; they smoke too much tobacco, etc. So why don’t the French have arteries that are completely clogged?
This paradox could be partially explained by the regular (and moderate, of course) consumption of red wine, a beverage rich in resveratrol!
Resveratrol is a polyphenol that is well known for its cardioprotective and antioxidant properties. It helps slow down cellular aging by fighting the destructive action of free radicals, and it protects us, in particular, against UVA and UVB (ultraviolet A and B) rays, the principal cause of skin aging.
Resveratrol is thus an ally, for both our appearance and our health. So don’t hesitate to consume some resveratrol! It’s found mainly in grape skins, but it’s also present in 70 other plant species, such as rhubarb, blueberries, blackberries, etc. Resveratrol is also available in the form of a dietary supplement.