While the U.S., according to United Nations statistics, is ranking 38 in terms of global life expectancy, Mediterranean countries are in top dozen. Probably, with special reference to resveratrol – a natural compound available, inter alia, in red wine which supports healthy aging. Pinpointing the so called ‘French paradox’. Read on to learn more about.
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
Don’t we all hope for a healthy – and long – life? Unfortunately, we can’t win that in the lottery, and we can’t buy it in the pharmacy either. However, nature gives us the opportunity to realize this probably greatest desire in life. If we are prepared to follow her appropriate (natural) laws. Based on healthy diet and physical exercise (as the 2 most pillars to reach this goal) – and biologic regularities of our body.
With special reference to health benefits of certain naturally produced hormones like estrogen which protects us from age-related diseases.
RESVERATROL - ?
Even more. Nature gives us the chance to replicate these health benefits of estrogen with certain natural compounds.
One of those is a natural substance we find in, inter alia, blue- and cranberries, as well as peanuts, grapes – and red wine: resveratrol. To activate receptors of estrogen.
This activation of estrogen receptors process is switching on proteins (sirtuins) being very essential when it comes to aging, as they are protecting against health issues later in life.
Based on research at, inter alia, the University College London, UK.
Accordingly, already one glass of red wine daily can support healthy aging with lowering the risk of diabetes 2, obesity, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and cardiovascular disease. Explaining the philosophy behind United Nations (UNDP) statistics in terms of life expectancy. With Mediterranean countries like France, Italy and Spain ranking in top dozen, while the U.S. is lagging behind at position 38.
Despite of the fact that the U.S. medical history is famous for 1st open heart surgery, 1st artificial heart transplant, 1st heart repair with stem cells, and 1st modern cardiologist (& personal physician of former U.S. president Eisenhower) Dr. Paul Dudley White.
IN A NUTSHELL
While the U.S., according to United Nations statistics, is ranking 38 in terms of global life expectancy, Mediterranean countries (such as France, Italy, Spain) are in top dozen. Probably, with special reference to the resveratrol – a natural compound available, inter alia, in red wine which supports healthy aging. Pinpointing the so called ‘French paradox’ – a historic phrase summarizing the scientifically validated epidemiological observation according to which in France (and other Mediterranean countries) the incidence of leading chronic maladies such as heart disease (#1), cancer (#2) and diabetes (#3), is much lower than in the U.S.
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