Danni Ji, one of Dr. T’s Health Psychology students, guest blogs again!:
Past research has been unclear on the direct benefits of resveratrol, a compound found in red wine. Does it really have benefits on our health and prolong lifespan? Researchers have now confirmed that it indeed does, by improving energy production and overall health in cells via sirtuins (genes that promote mitochondrial function). Resveratrol seems to increase one’s life-span and well-being by enhancing metabolic activity and energy production in the mitochondria. So drink up, but only in moderation, of course, and keep it classy!