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Will drinking red wine really help me live longer?

Will drinking red wine really help me live longer?

Yes, in moderation. This is thanks to mitochondria, and here’s how it works. Red wine contains resveratrol, which protects and improves your body’s mitochondria – the part of your cells that create energy — through its effects on special master aging genes. The key is taking care of your mitochondria. Here’s how:

  • Exercise–interval training increases the efficiency and function of the mitochondria, and strength training increases the amount of muscle and number of mitochondria.
  • Eat whole real, colorful plant food–8-12 servings of fresh vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains every day full of antioxidants and phytonutrients.
  • Take mitochondria protective and energy boosting nutrients such as acetyl-L-carnitine, alpha lipoic acid, coenzyme Q10, n-acetyl-cysteine, NADH, D-ribose, resveratrol, magnesium aspartate.
  • Increase omega 3 fats to help build your mitochondrial membranes.

Read the full article on mitochondria–and how to boost your metabolism–here: How to Give Yourself an Energizing Metabolic Tuneup.

Mark Hyman MD is the Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine, the Founder of The UltraWellness Center, and a ten-time #1 New York Times Bestselling author.

If you are looking for personalized medical support, we highly recommend contacting Dr. Hyman’s UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts today.