Foods That Give Added Life Extension Benefits!

We’ve all asked ourselves at some point – “How can I live longer, healthier”. Research has recently been vigorously proving the health benefits of many foods believed to slow down the aging process and give better health.

A certain enzyme, known as Reversatrol, was found in both red wine and peanuts. This enzyme is proven to extend life of cells in the body. Red Wine grape skins are responsible for carrying this enzyme.

Natural stress is believed to increase the Reversatrol levels in wine plants.

Peanuts, long believed to be the essence of obesity, have been proven to have the ‘good fats’. In fact, consumed in moderation, peanuts are capable of replenishing cells, as well as providing a protein boost, and a deterrent for heart problems.

A Study launched by David Stuart, PhD, Director of Natural Product Science at The Hershey Company partnered with Planta Analytica listed results of six tested (And widely consumed)foods from Hershey.

According to these studies, cocoa powder ranked top of the charts in Resveratrol and Piceid. Coming in second was baking chocolate, and third dark chocolate. All three of which proved to have more Resveratrol then a serving of roasted peanuts.

Semi-sweet baking chips, milk chocolate, and chocolate syrup all have less Resveratrol then Red Wine. The clear winner? Californian Red Wine scored more Resveratrol then any other tested.

The experiment showed that cocoa powder, baking chocolate and dark chocolate have roughly 14.1-18.5 micrograms of Resveratrol per serving. Roasted peanuts have an average of 1.5 micrograms and peanut butter with 13.6 micrograms of Resveratrol per serving.

The most plentiful source of Resveratrol? Californian red wine has 832 micrograms per glass. Easily outmatching the other related foods.

Other beneficial foods?

Almonds, that contain Magnesium to aid the heart, just one serving is %50 of the daily requirement.

Avocados are also capable of reducing heart strain and heart attack risk, as well as lower cholesterol and fight against Tatherosclerosis (Hardening of the arteries). They also hel prevent cataracts and macular degeneration. (Which is an area in the back of the eye that controls central vision.)

Chris Carucci
Chris Carucci, a Cooperstown, New York native is preparing to study as a geneticist in New Hampshire this coming spring. His fond interest in Health, World Events, Politics, Food - Wine, and Travel will eventually lead him to writing books.