I think we can all start sending our thank you gift baskets to the University of Exeter now. In a study that was published last week they announced something extremely exciting.
Researchers at the Universities of Exeter and Brighton have discovered, “A new way to rejuvenate old cells in the laboratory, making them not only look younger but start to behave more like young cells.”
The researchers in the lab applied compounds called reversatrol analogues to cells which, within hours, made the cells look younger. These cells also started to behave like young cells again.
Here’s the game changer. Reversatrol analogues are based on a substance which are naturally found in red wine, dark chocolate, red grapes and blue berries.
YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT. The same compound that is causing cells to look and ‘behave’ younger is derived from something that occurs naturally in red wines and dark chocolates.
I don’t know about you guys – but I am ecstatic to have found a new excuse for a couple of my favorite things in the world. If anyone ever tries to tell you that it’s bad for you just remember this phrase courtesy of Professor Lorna Harries from The University of Exeter- “I am treating my old cells with molecules that restore the levels of the splicing factors so my cells regain some features of youth.”
Remember that too much of anything is a bad thing – so try to limit your Wine to a glass or two. Don’t try to cite The Universit of Exeter if you over-indulge.
Although a glass of red wine might make you look younger – it will still be loaded with sulfites that can cause a handful of other side effects like headaches, facial redness and stomach aches. Hey you gotta take the good with the bad, right? But remember that sulfite-free wine is possible. It’s just one stir away.
Source : University of Exeter