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NEW RESEARCH ~

Resveratrol’s

Anti-inflammatory Mechanism May Explain

‘French Paradox’

New research outlines biological pathways that activate anti-inflammatory effect, which may provide the mechanism for resveratrol’s suggested cardiac benefits. According

to researchers from Germany’s Johannes Gutenberg-University Medical Center, resveratrol may inhibit the formation of inflammatory factors that trigger cardiovascular diseases. Resveratrol is a natural plant polyphenol present and extracted from Red Wine and can be derived from other sources, i.e., Grapes (Grapeseed and Grape Skin), Berries, Pomegranate, Japanese knotweed, etc. The compound has been linked with a host of health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancers and chronic inflammatory conditions. Indeed, the powerful polyphenol has been greatly associated with the so-called French Paradox. French diets include more than thirty percent more fat than the diets of Americans, but French people suffer forty percent fewer heart attacks, and this is said to be due to their consumption of Red Wine. Although studies suggest that resveratrol may protect against cardiovascular diseases, little is known about the precise mechanisms behind the benefits. Using a combination of human cell samples and healthy and genetically engineered animal models, this study identified the biological pathways that may account for resveratrol’s ability to reduce heart disease - showing that Grape’s resveratrol inhibits formation of inflammatory factors linked to heart disease progression. Resveratrol binds to the regulator protein, KSRP, and activates it, reducing the stability of messenger codes connected with a number of inflammatory mediators and blocks their synthesis. The researchers now know more precisely how resveratrol restrains formation of the inflammatory factors that trigger cardiovascular diseases, which is an important discovery, in view of the fact that even more recent research has shown cardiovascular diseases to be significantly promoted by inflammatory processes in the body. Since cardiovascular disorders frequently occur in connection with chronic inflammatory diseases, such as arthritis, the scientists further suggest that resveratrol has major therapeutic potential - particularly when it comes to inflammatory diseases that can lead to serious cardiovascular system damage.

Source: NutraIngredients

Read the full article with details:

Resveratrol’s Anti-inflammatory Mechanism May Explain

‘French Paradox’


Read earlier research about Red Wine's resveratrol:

Resveratrol Shows Potential For Blood Sugar Control

In Humans

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HEALTH TIPS ~

HOLIDAY FOOD SAFETY ~

Don’t let harmful bacteria in the kitchen make you sick: Be sure to Refrigerate food promptly (freeze or refrigerate perishables, prepared food and leftovers within two hours). Divide large amounts of leftovers into smaller containers for quicker cooling in fridge. Check for proper Temperatures (cold will stop bacteria from multiplying). Set fridge no warmer than 40 degrees F. and freezer no warmer than 0 degrees F. Marinate foods in fridge. Never defrost food at room temperature (thaw in fridge or under cold running water). Don’t pack fridge full; cool air must circulate to keep food safe.

RECIPE FOR SAFE COOKING

DURING THE BUSY

HOLIDAY SEASON ~

Stay in the kitchen, and keep an eye on the stove/oven. Keep the oven door closed (children may climb on it and tip stove). Wear short or close fitting sleeves (loose clothing can catch fire). Watch children closely (when children are old enough, teach them to cook safely). Clean cooking surfaces to prevent food and grease buildup. Keep curtains, towels and potholders away from hot surfaces. Turn pot handles inward to prevent food spills and burns. Store solvents and flammables away from heat sources (never keep gasoline in the house). Watch children closely (when children are old enough, teach them to cook safely). Clean cooking surfaces to prevent food and grease buildup. Keep curtains, towels and potholders away from hot surfaces. Turn pot handles inward to prevent food spills and burns. Store solvents and flammables away from heat sources (never keep gasoline in the house).

HEALTHY EATING

STARTS AT HOME ~

Here’s how you can help your overweight child: Set a Good Example: Make healthy food choices for yourself. Eat at Home - as a family (children eat nearly twice as many calories in restaurants as they would at home). Stay Calm: Make mealtime pleasant, not combative. Serve Healthy Snacks - that are low in fats and calories, as well as healthy regular meals. Get the Kids Involved - in meal planning and preparation. Keep Active: Make fitness a family affair. Contrary to popular belief, children do not naturally outgrow baby fat.


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