Astronauts’ drink of choice should be red wine

Poor astronauts. They spend their whole lives studying hard and being as perfect as can be in order to take on one of the most challenging jobs known to humankind — and for their efforts, they’re rewarded with the same health ailments that plague couch potatoes: bone density loss and atrophied muscles — in this case, induced by weightlessness in space.

But there’s good news for these suffering souls (and for couch potatoes everywhere): red wine, which is delicious and makes one appear sophisticated, contains a key ingredient that prevents both those health problems.

It’s long been known that red wine has resveratrol, a type of antioxidant that helps protect your blood vessels, lowers “bad” cholesterol and prevents blood clots.


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