Congratulations, lushes. You were already throwing back your boxed wine like it was going out a style, but now, thanks to the good scientists at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, you can do so with conviction.
University researchers are reporting the finding of resveratrol, a supposed "miracle molecule" that helps lessen the decline of mobility as you age, in the skin of dark fruit like blueberries, grapes and, by default, red wine. Resveratrol has previously been known to reduce body inflammation, cholesterol, certain forms of cancer and heart disease, but the most recent findings linking it to balance is previously unknown.
For those of you who'd rather not partake in the nectar of the gods, not to worry. Resveratrol is actually more effective when consumed within a whole fruit than it is in its liquid, boozy form. In fact, you'd have to drink an entire bottle of wine to consume the same amount of resveratrol that is found in a single handful of blueberries. But as for the rest of us? Let the Bacchanalia commence.
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