Resveratrol Found to Help Treat Alzheimer’s

A recent study from Georgetown University Medical Center found evidence suggesting the chemical compound resveratrol, found in everyday foods such as wine and red grapes, can help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The study used participants with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease and observed the effects pharmaceutical resveratrol had on the brain.  While not conclusive as an overall treatment for Alzheimer’s, resveratrol was observed to strengthen the blood-brain barrier and reduce swelling in the brain.

Luckily for us, resveratrol is found in many everyday food items and can be easily incorporated into most diets. Resveratrol is found naturally in foods such as red grapes, red wine, raspberries, and dark chocolate. Below are some yummy recipes to try that are high in resveratrol!

High-Resveratrol Snacks

PB&J Red Grape Smoothie

1 cup of red grapes

1 tbsp of peanut butter

1 frozen banana

2 tbsp Greek yogurt

2 tsp chia seeds

½ cup cold water

¼ cup ice cubes

Blend on high power until a smooth consistency is reached. Serve and enjoy!

 

Resveratrol Crunch-N-Munch

2 cups of blueberries

2 cups of red grapes

1 cup of raw shelled walnuts

¾ cups of dry roasted salted peanuts

¾ cups of 60% cocoa chocolate chips

Rinse fruit and dry completely before use. Combine all ingredients for a sweet and salty snack!

 

Balsamic Grape and Walnut Salad

2 cups of halved, red seedless grapes

2 cups of coarsely chopped walnuts

½ of a red onion, chopped

3 green onions, chopped

3 radishes, diced

1 cup of raisins

1 cup of balsamic vinaigrette

Combine ingredients and toss with balsamic vinaigrette before serving. Refreshing salad for hot weather!

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