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Resveratrol May Help Those With Colitis!

Updated on March 14, 2012
Colitis is not fun!
Colitis is not fun!

Colitis and a Natural Alternative... Resveratrol!

Collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis are inflammatory conditions of the colon that cause chronic diarrhea. It is not a pleasant disease. Some people suffer from up to 20 bouts of diarrhea per day besides the abdominal pain and cramps, nausea, dehydration and other symptoms that may develop.

Now Spanish researchers have come up with some news that may help those that suffer from this awful disease in the form of resveratrol.

Resveratrol is a powerful polyphenol, or antioxidant that's found in plants. It's powers are amazing and so beneficial that 60 Minutes featured it in one of its segments.

Other foods and juices are rich in resveratrol, besides red wine.
Other foods and juices are rich in resveratrol, besides red wine.

Resveratrol: What the Researchers Found...

Spanish researchers simulated colitis in lab animals. But first, they were divided into control groups. For thirty days, one group was fed a regular diet, while the other was fed a diet rich in resveratrol. After one month, the animals were exposed to colitis and developed the disease.

Here's what happened: The animals that were fed the diets high in resveratrol survived, but those on the regular diet showed a mortality rate of 40%.

The study was published in the European Journal of Pharmacology.

Pistachios are loaded with resveratrol! Yum!
Pistachios are loaded with resveratrol! Yum!

Foods Rich in Resveratrol...

Everyone by now knows that red wine is rich in resveratrol, but there are other foods and juices that contain this remarkable polyphenol that you should be aware of:

Red and purple grapes


Acai and goji berries

Grape juice and berry juices

NOTE: And if you'd like, you can supplement with resveratrol!

Madam Aphrodite™ Speaks...

Colitis is a terrible disease and anything you can do to help relieve its symptoms should be explored.

Do your research on resveratrol and then talk to your health-care professional about how you should use it--either with diet, supplementation--or both.

I supplement with resveratrol every day and I do it to maintain my good health!

CAUTION: The information included herein is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.


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