Q. I’ve read that resveratrol is good for us, but I don’t know the right dose. I know it is found in red wine, but more than one glass a day is over my limit. Are there any other sources that are beneficial?
A. Resveratrol is an antioxidant found in grapes. A recent study shows that mice fed resveratrol are much less likely to develop prostate tumors. Other animal research suggests that resveratrol may be helpful against inflammation, heart disease and diabetes. No one knows how well the animal research will translate to humans.
For those who would like to get more resveratrol but don’t want to drink too much wine, muscadine grapes are a great source. Juice or wine from this grape have five times more resveratrol than other wines. There also muscadine supplements.