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January 13, 2016
"Antioxidants sop up damaging free radicals that play a role in aging and age-related diseases. There is a much higher concentration of antioxidants called polyphenols, including resveratrol, in wine compared to grape juice. In wine, the skin and seeds are part of the fermenting process, but both are removed when making grape juice."
The antioxidant properties of wine polyphenols lead to enhanced wound healing, anti cancer effects, kidney protection, lowered cataract risk, decreases cardiac risk, and improves cardiac event survival. There is an emerging consensus that the risk of Alzheimer's disease may be reduced by up to 80% by regular consumption of a glass or two of red wine with dinner.
From an antiaging point of view, drinking a glass of red wine a day is the single most important thing that you can do other than nonsmoking according to Richard A. Baxter, MD of Healthy Aging magazine and the author of Age Gets Better with Wine. However drinking more than recommended can have the opposite effect on your appearance and health.
People who can't drink wine should such look to richly hued fruits like pomegranates and blueberries, vegetables and whole grains. Rich colors such as reds and purples or black indicate that plant foods are excellent sources of polyphenols
Or go for dark chocolate. The saturated fat in chocolate should not raise bad cholesterol when consumed in moderation.
And one more fun fact that Dr Baxter relates, for wine drinkers anyway, is that researchers found wine drinkers had a 30 point higher IQ than beer or spirits drinkers. So at the next party or event, before walking up to a stranger and engaging in conversation, take a moment to scope out their drink of choice. Go for the red wine drinker. You just might learn something.
April 01, 2020
As we all do our part to help contain the spread of COVID-19 by self-isolateing and social distancing, it's easy to to feel overwhelmed, anxious and stressed. We also suddenly more aware of how often we need to washing our hands, how we frequently we need to wipe down “high-touch” surfaces like countertops, doorknobs, toilets, phones, and keyboards using household cleaners and wipes. We suddenly need to be aware of how often we touch our faces, and how often All that awareness can increase stress levels.
March 15, 2020
A recent in-depth analysis by market intelligence agency firm Mintel reported that bar-soap sales in the U.S. declined 2.2% from 2014 to 2015 against an overall sales increase of 2.7% in the broader bath-and-shower category. Further, according to the report, the percentage of households using bar soap dropped five percentage points between 2010 and 2015 from 89% to 84%. What's causing the market for bar soap to continue to fall?
March 06, 2020
For several weeks now we've all been hearing the guidance from the CDC, federal and local governments and other public health officials.
Frequently. For twenty seconds. But have you been wondering why these scientists and public health experts are currently telling you, to clean your hands of dirt, grease, bacteria and viruses "plain soap and water works?"
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