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Resveratrol
Phytochemical Info Center

Resveratrol   Blue/Purple Red

Resveratrol falls into a broader class of phytochemicals called polyphenols which have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Resveratrol, which is most abundant in red wine, is thought to be one of the compounds responsible for the health benefits of a Mediterranean-style diet. Resveratrol may help lower the risk of heart disease and cancer. Additionally, the anti-inflammatory effects of resveratrol were recently demonstrated in lung cells, which may have implications for lower risk of lung disease and asthma.(refs. 108-110) Resveratrol is found in:

grape skin
grape juice
red wine
peanuts

 

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