As Easter and Passover approach in the Christian and Jewish faiths, some interesting information is being discovered about Israeli wine and its possible role in helping find a cure for Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s, a progressive disease that destroys memory and impairs other brain function, is a crippling disease that has had a tremendous impact on families as they watched their loved ones slip into its grips. It turns out that Resveratrol, a compound found in grapes that scientists have found to fight acne and some believe to have benefits from anti-aging to cancer prevention, may also hold the key to helping fight Alzheimer’s. This isn’t too much of a surprise considering recent studies showing that red wine can help improve seniors’ memory.
The studies on wine and Alzheimer’s are coming out of Leeds in the UK. The study shows that Israeli wine has better effects than wine out of the UK. This is likely from the higher concentration of Resveratrol in Israeli grapes due to the amount of sun exposure. While scientists are far from a cure, the fact that red wine keeps showing results with mental acuity, memory and more is great news for the medical community, patients and families of Alzheimer’s sufferers. Also, as with all medical research, the more wine and Resveratrol are studied, the more likely they will find other medical benefits.
So this Easter, consider swapping out your usual table red for an Israeli brand or make your four cups on your Seder table Israeli red – you might be helping your health!