4 Ways To Reap Red Wine’s Benefits — Without Drinking It


Research has done it again: reiterated just how healthy red wine’s potent ingredient is. The polyphenol resveratrol helps you live longer! It prevents heart disease! It protects your skin! And the latest: It helps your memory.

And while there’s some truth to the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties of the darker vino, alcohol isn’t always your best bet for a health defense. (Plus, some research suggests that in order to rein in some of resveratrol’s touted effects, you’d have to drink 52 bottles of wine a day, which no health expert would suggest you do.)

So, consider these four ways to sneak resveratrol into your diet — we won’t tell your Malbec-loving friends.

Itadori Tea

This herbal tea popular in Japan and China has traditionally been used to fend off heart disease and strokes. But some research suggests that its high levels of resveratrol make it a perfect replacement for people who don’t drink red wine, says Ilyse Schapiro, a New York-based registered dietitian.

Peanuts (And Peanut Butter)

“Boiled peanuts actually contain more reservatrol than peanut butter,” Schapiro tells Yahoo Health. You’ll get less from a PB&J than a glass of wine, but the food is still considered a good source of the antioxidant.


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