Resveratrol is a compound that helps maintain good health and longevity. It provides impressive antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, cardiovascular, immune and cognitive support, helping to prevent many chronic diseases.
Red wine is a good source of resveratrol, particularly pinot noir. However, excessive alcohol consumption is not beneficial for good health, so it is not recommended that you drink copious amounts of red wine to obtain health promoting resveratrol. But if you are inclined to have an occasional wine, pinot noir would be a good choice.
The resveratrol in red wine actually comes from the skin of the grapes that it is made from, and because so many grapes are used to make wine, the resveratrol content of the wine is relatively more concentrated than food sources of resveratrol. However, if you want to avoid the detrimental effects of excessive alcohol consumption, good food sources of resveratrol are red grapes, peanuts, and blueberries.