Resveratrol and green tea have caused a sensation in the scientific community because of the many benefits they seem to bring to improve health. Barbara Walters interviewed Dr. David Sinclair, who revealed the many possible anti-aging properties of resveratrol. While Dr. Oz and Oprah have promoted the detoxifying effects of green tea. The question is which of these antioxidant "titans" gives you the best chance to see your 100th birthday.
Green tea has been used for centuries to treat various diseases and conditions. It has proven effective in regulating blood sugar, treating digestive disorders and even moderating blood pressure.
It contains the family of antioxidants called polyphenols. Research on polyphenols suggests a link between cancer prevention and this powerful family of antioxidants.
Polyphenols also have anti-inflammatory properties, which can be effective for fighting arthritis and heart disease.
In the family of polyphenol antioxidants, there is a group called catechins. Catechin epigallocatechin (EGCG) has been shown to boost metabolism, which is why green tea is so popular in many weight loss programs.
Resveratrol (also called Rez-V) is a micro-nutrient found in the outer skin of red grapes. Rez-V was discovered while researchers were studying red wine.
Dr. David Sinclair and his colleagues began vigorously testing the Rez-V, administering it to various laboratory animals.
The results of the experiments revealed that mice, for example, lived 30% longer when they received resveratrol. They also had better stamina and endurance than mice that did not receive a Rez-V supplement.
The supplemented mice received an almost constant intake of food and did not gain weight!
The best decision for an individual would be to include both green tea Rez-V and the green diet in his health plan. Of course, it is always wise to consult a doctor before adding supplements to your diet.