Hallelujah! Wine and chocolate can make you look younger!
What's the secret to eternal youth? Apparently eating chocolate and and drinking red wine 'are the secret to beating wrinkles'
Lab researchers have been working hard, and discovered that chocolate and red wine consumption helps rejuvenate old cells making them look younger and start to behave more like young cells.
The research was conducted by the University of Exeter and Brighton in the UK. The scientists applied compounds based on chemicals found in red wine, dark chocolate, red grapes and blueberries to cells and within hours, the older cells started to divide and had longer telomeres! These foods are rich in flavonoids, which are known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
When people age and wrinkle, their DNA cells lose their protective telomeres, meaning cells gradually become less able to repair themselves.
Brighton’s Professor Lorna Harries said “Our data suggests that using chemicals to switch back on genes switched off as we age might provide a means to restore function to old cells."
Hallelujah! And bottoms up.