Happy National Red Wine Day!
Researchers found a substance in grapes can protect blood vessels in the eye from being damaged by aging. Resveratrol is a compound that stops the growth of harmful blood vessels in the retina and blindness associated with eye diseases such as macular degeneration – the leading cause in vision loss.
Other studies have linked it to anti-ageing, heart disease and cancer protection. Resveratrol is found in particularly high levels in grape skin. If you don’t drink red wine, you can get the same benefits from consuming peanuts, raspberries, red grape juice, blueberries and cranberries.
So sit back and have a glass! (But not too much)