See the bottom of this page for the ingredients highest in resveratrolWhat is resveratrol?
Resveratrol is a phytochemical found in grapes, peanuts, red wine and some berries. In lab & animal tests resveratrol has been shown to inhibit a number of types of cancer including breast, prostate, stomach, colon, pancreatic and thyroid cancer.
Resveratrol has increased the lifespans of yeast, worms, fish and mice but it is not yet known if it could have similar effects in humans.Why does it matter to me?
- In a test tube resveratrol is an effective antioxidant (neutralises free radicals), and inhibits inflammation (uncontrolled inflammation leads to many diseases).
- In both a test tube and a living organism resveratrol has been shown to inhibit pathological angiogenesis (the blood supply for cancer).
- Resveratrol has been shown to induce appropriate cell death in damaged cells, which may show it has a role in preventing the cell mutations that can lead to cancer1.
How much do we need?
There is no RDA for phytochemicals like resveratrol but the general advice is that diets high in antioxidants like resveratrol are beneficial. We have set a CYF recommendation of 0.5mg which is the approximate amount present in a large glass of red wine.
We have taken the approximate amounts of resveratrol in ingredients from various sources2,3.
Am I getting enough?
Want to check you are getting enough? Use the food diary to track your food and benefit from daily, weekly and monthly reports.