Studies in resveratrol have shown evidence of potential efficacy against cancer cells growth in human body. Other studies have shown positive effects of the substance in diseases such as atherosclerosis, heart disease, arthritis and some autoimmune diseases.
In an animal study, mice were given a high-fat diet. Co-administration of resveratrol significantly reduced weight gain. At particularly high resveratrol doses, a doubling of endurance performance was observed.
Resveratrol helps kill cancer cells by inhibiting the action of a protein crucial to the survival of cancer cells. This key protein, termed NF-κB (nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells), is found in the nuclei of all cells. There it is responsible for the activation of genes that are responsible for the survival of the cells. Resveratrol acts on NF-kB so that they can no longer develop their survival effect. This in turn leads to apoptosis in the affected cancer cells, i.e. self-destruction.
Researchers hope that the use of NF-kB inhibitors such as resveratrol can significantly increase the effectiveness of already established therapeutic approaches to cancer. However, the water insolubility of resveratrol could still pose a problem: it may not be absorbed by the body in sufficient quantity and thus not sufficiently develop its effect against cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
Activation of NF-kB also plays a role in the disease progression of multiple sclerosis - therefore, NF-kB inhibitors may also be a therapeutic option in the future.
4 FOODS WHICH ARE HIGH IN RESVERATROL
Red Grapes: Grapes don't have to be fermented to contain this antioxidant. It's actually found in the skin of red grapes along with other nutrients, such as minerals manganese and potassium and vitamins K, C and B1.
Peanut Butter: Peanut butter is great for dressing up apples and celery, but it also contains some resveratrol (up to .13 mg per cup).
Dark Chocolate: In dark chocolate, resveratrol blends nicely with other antioxidants and also minerals, such as iron, copper and manganese.
Blueberries: Besides containing resveratrol as grapes, blueberries are also a great source of other antioxidants, dietary fiber, vitamins C and K and manganese.
C A T E G O R I E S:
“The day she realised, it was not about the world but was all about her, she grew the wings. The day she understood she was not answerable to any of them who always blamed and pointed her, she had the fire blazing in her eyes. She raised and soared towards the sky. The whole world looked at her in awe and wished if only they could be her. She was not confined to be on the ground anymore. She had the wings of fire and she left a trail everywhere she went, for other to follow.”
― Akshau Vasu