So ‘researchers’ have discovered what their collegues in the past have suspected…and that health enthusiasts have long known.¬† Yup…red wine is good for you, oh and your eyes too of course.¬† Well, to be really acurate…it’s the resveratrol in the wine that does it.
Read this¬† Telegraph news bit here¬†for this earth shattering (old news in natural health circles) media revelation.
Resveratrol has been around in capsule form for quite a while in health food stores.¬† Hmm…now that research scientists have given their stamp of approval, and as soon as the pharma industry comes out with their own synthetic reservatrol concoction to peddle (since they cannot patent natural products), perhaps doctors, once having the official pharma blessing, will start telling their patients¬†about about¬†the new wonder drug while they fill out that prescripton pad, .
Sort of an ever so subtle admissional nod that – WOW – guess those natural health kooks got it right (dang again)…but here, take this much more expensive synthetic active ingredient with fillers.
If you want to try out reservatrol – which is good for many other things such as your veins etc – look for concentrated natural reservatrol in compressed capsules.¬† This is a handy way to take it if you want to limit your wine intake or want to avoid alcohol altogether.¬† You won’t have 20/20 vision overnight, but it will help protect your eyes when taken long term.
Another way, which ¬†is perhaps horrifying to true wine enthusiasts, is¬† something I discovered by accident.¬† Sometimes I reduce left over wine to a third and keep this for cooking.¬† A little splash is great in some stews or when making a wine sauce, or a little here or there elsewhere.
Just out of curiousity one day, I added ice cubes, a little water and orange juice.¬† What a great non-alcoholic summer drink!