According to new research published in the November 2007 issue of The FASEB Journal a common ingredient in red wine, fruits and vegetables, has the ability to affect cancerous tumors, and can battle heart disease.
The French team found that high and low doses of polyphenols have different effects.
Most notably, very high doses of antioxidant polyphenolsâ€“ equivalent of one bottle of red wine per day — were able to shut down and prevent cancerous tumors, by cutting off the formation of new blood vessels needed for tumor growth.
Alternatively, relatively low doses of polyphenols â€“ equivalent to approximately one glass of wine a day — were found to play a beneficial role in combating heart disease, benefiting your circulatory system by facilitating blood vessel growth.
Polyphenols are commonly found in: