Resveratrol have the potential to protect against weight gain and metabolic disorders.
Also on CardioVascular Disease from the potent antioxidant properties provided by red wine and potential highlight the relationship between red wine consumption and health.
Its multiple functions has shown the effect of it on energy expenditure. Resveratrol has been found to enhance adaptive thermogenesis also to increase resistance to muscle fatigue, increasing muscle strength, and improve motor coordination and traction force - suggesting a beneficial effect on neuromuscular function. Fasting insulin levels can be also reduce by the intake of Resveratrol.
Resveratrol in grape juice and red wine has antioxidant, antiinflammatory and antiplatelet aggregating effects. Resveratrol can reduce LDL oxidation and is present in some red wines.
Resveratrol and quercetin, which are known components in red wine, have shown specifically the polyphenols, have potent antioxidant properties. Red wine is also rich in flavonoids, such as quercetin and catechin, which are polyphenolic antioxidants which have anti-viral properties by their binding to viral protein and interfering with the synthesis of viral nucleic acid.