What is resveratrol?

Resveratrol is a type of polyphenol (a natural antioxidant) found in the skin and seeds of grapes used to make wine. Health benefits of red wine are related to one of its nonalcoholic components, called resveratrol. The alcohol merely serves as a vehicle for which to get the antioxidant. However, you don't have to be a wine drinker to reap the benefits of resveratrol -- this polyphenol is also found in a variety of fruits, vegetables and even tea. It's especially prevalent in raspberries, peanuts and other plants.

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