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Health claims for red wine are a regular occurance; but research in Italy indicates that resveratrol, one component in red wine grape skins stopped a flue virus from mutating. Resveratrol is also found in peanuts and mulberries

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" Red wine has been found to be good for combating cardiovascular conditions and diseases like Alzheimer's disease. "This discovery is a very important because it increases the possibility of combating the virus and has proved effective against all different types of flu," researchers said. The findings have been published by the Journal of Infectious Diseases. "

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I know one of the healthy compounds found in red wine, tea,nuts, and blueberries is resveratrol. This antioxidant apparently makes some organisms live longer (i.e. makes them age more slowly). Check out Pretty good resource to find out about resveratrol. Kate