Happy Sunday all! Sorry this is coming to you so late in the day; I had a project to complete, and it took alittle longer than planned.
Given my new vinotherapy skin care line, I've been planning to speak about the benefits of reservatrol for a couple of weeks now. We all know that red wine is good for your health, but why is that? Simply put: reservatrol. Reservatrol is the main phytochemical (a naturally-occurring chemical compound found in plants that help stave off disease in many forms) found in the skin of red grapes. Reservatrol is also a natural anti-oxidant, meaning it can also help to protect your body from the effects of environmental pollutants, found in most every city worldwide today. Combine that with the amount of processed foods we eat, particularly in the West, and you can see why it would be beneficial to try to combat these affects.
Aside from being an anti-inflammatory, reservatrol also has anti-aging benefits; the phytochemical helps in cell regeneration, allowing your skin to appear younger.
Reservatrol is further credited with being responsible for the French Paradox. The French Paradox is the observation that the French suffer a relatively low incidence of coronary heart disease, despite having a diet relatively rich in saturated fats (think full fat dairy), and high rates of smoking. By all accounts, the French should probably have significantly higher rates of disease, but they don't. While there are still studies being done, many believe reservatrol is the reason. Think about it: don't you look at French women and wonder how they age so well??? As someone who lived in France for several years, I can tell you that the French don't believe in "fat free". And we all know that the French love their red wine!
I hope this has helped to shed some light on why reservatrol is "the" thing right now, and why the French and other cultures have known about it's benefits for years. Feel free to leave me comments and let me know what you guys think!
You can view my WineOh! Vinotherapy Skincare Line here.
Until next week, Natural Blessings!