Resveratrol is definitely of interest to more and more scientists! This polyphenol present in grapes has already triggered a plethora of studies on its beneficial effects against vascular diseases, osteoporosis where the diabetes. More recently, resveratrol has been shown to slow the effects of aging and may even prevent memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s disease. And now a new Spanish study shows that the polyphenol present in wine would divide by three the risk of suffering from depression in seniors.
“We selected 5,500 people aged 55 to 80 and for 7 years we followed their psychological state of health and compared their wine consumption. And we realized that the risk of depression was reduced on average by 32% in people who drank between 2 and 7 small glasses of wine per week,” explains Professor Miguel Martinez-Gonzalez from the University of Navarre, Spain. . “It seems that moderate wine consumption would have a chemo-preventive effect in the elderly, and that it prevents them from giving in to depression, as it protects them from coronary heart disease”.
The diet of the over 55s and its effects on morale has also been the subject of research by the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm). The Inserm researchers realized that the rates of depression were higher among seniors who mainly consumed processed food products. Conversely, people who followed a Mediterranean diet consisting of fruits, fresh vegetables and fish suffered much less depression. Add a small glass of wine and you will have all the weapons to fight against seasonal depression!
And for those who are not wine lovers, know that resveratrol is also found in blackberries, the blueberries, cranberriesor pomegranate.