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05 June 2008

Does Red Wine Slow Aging?

Not the way I drink it.

3 Comments:

Blogger Black Sea said...

Just remember that when your physician advises a daily intake of "one or two glasses," he rarely specifies the size of the glass. Can this be mere oversight?

I would also add that, based upon personal observation, advanced old age is probably an unworthy aspiration. As Flemming said of his hero Bond, his personal philosophy was, ""I shall not waste my life in trying to prolong it."

Finally, belated thanks for the link to my site.

June 05, 2008 2:15 PM  
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June 05, 2008 7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

zeil,

Just eat the reg grapes:


"Sources
While present in other plants, such as eucalyptus, spruce, and lily, and in other foods such as mulberries and peanuts, resveratrol's most abundant natural sources are Vitis vinifera, labrusca, and muscadine grapes, which are used to make wines. It occurs in the vines, roots, seeds, and stalks, but its highest concentration is in the skin [1], which contains 50-100 micrograms (µg) per gram [4]. Resveratrol is a phytoalexin, a class of antibiotic compounds produced as a part of a plant's defense system against disease [1]. For example, in response to an invading fungus, resveratrol is synthesized from p-coumaroyl CoA and malonyl CoA [2]. Since fungal infections are more common in cooler climates, grapes grown in cooler climates have a higher concentration [3].

The resveratrol content of wine is related to the length of time the grape skins are present during the fermentation process. Thus the concentration is significantly higher in red wine than in white wine, because the skins are removed earlier during white-wine production, lessening the amount that is extracted [3]. Grape juice, which is not a fermented beverage, is not a significant source of resveratrol. A fluid ounce of red wine averages 160 µg of resveratrol, compared to peanuts, which average 73 µg per ounce [6]. Since wine is the most notable dietary source, it is the object of much speculation and research."

June 06, 2008 12:19 AM  

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