We’ve been told that the heart is the most important organ of the body because it is a blood-pumping machine that delivers blood around our whole body. Heart squeezes out blood to the lungs to be oxygenated and then around the body to help us function.
So it’s “heart” month and we need to take good care of our heart. And this brings us to the subject of red wine, resveratrol and a special chocolate bar, Winetime bar.
Red wine, mmm, I do prefer white wine, but there are occasions when I do like red wine. From one online site, ” Red wine, in moderation, has long been thought of as heart healthy. The alcohol and certain substances in red wine called antioxidants may help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of “good” cholesterol and protecting against artery damage. So, too much red wine can be that damaging and alarming too as drinking too much increases one’s risk of high blood pressure (oh yes, we very well know this).
Resveratrol (oh what a name, I’m sure even doctors would find difficulty spelling this), is what’s making medical researchers excited these days. In its primary stage of research, resveratrol has anti-aging properties, cancer-fighting properties, and definitely good for the heart. This substance is found in the skin of red grapes and in other fruits, and thus its connection to the red wine. But drinking red wine on a regular basis for its resveratrol value, probably not a good thing…remember, “too much drinking spells high blood pressure”.
And then comes along Winetime bar, samples of which was sent to me and really put a smile on my face after learning these chocolate bars got dates, almonds and RASPBERRY (all my favorites, yey!).
Yes, Winetime bar is a chocolate bar…it’s got resveratrol and it gets the job done (one bar contains more resveratrol than 50 glasses of red wine.). Now I really don’t have to drink red wine, after all. I’d get my resveratrol benefits from just eating this special rich dark chocolate bar. You can google “resveratrol” and you’d discover why it is all over the news these days — its anti-aging, weight-loss and ward-off cancer properties are sure enough to get people excited.
But what about the taste of this Winetime bar — I’d say this, I am not a big fan of fruits and nuts (Cadbury), but these 2 flavors are simply divine and rich. They are chocolatey through and through, and not bitter at all.
Since this is a special month, I’m including in this post, some tips a cardiologist friend of mine from Italy shared with me. Thanks Doc!
“as all unsaturated fatty acids, also resveratrol is good…but chocolate has also saturated fatty acids, so not too much. do you like chocolate?”
“yes I heard about resveratrol for the wine in the south of France but not a lot of medical articles about that.”
“My advice to my patients —
1) half an hour of aerobic activity per day
2) 2000 calorie diet with 55 % carbohydrates, 25 % fat and 20 % protein
3) periodic control of glicemic value, cholesterol and LDL, blood pressure
4) if someone has no problems about diabetes or cholesterol, has no family history of heart disease, he can eat what he wants…but not too much”
“do you know omega 3 fats? they really can reduce stroke incidency
the name is ESKIM or ESAPENT… but you can eat them with white fish
do you know Merluzzo or Branzino or Orata?
I like salmon too, but it’s a fat fish..
Merluzzo is Cod Orata is Sea Bream, and Branzino is Sea Bass I think.”
Here’s the press release for Winetime bars that was sent to me….
New Chocolate Bar Fights Aging, Improves Heart Health
(WineTime Bar provides more Resveratrol than 50 glasses of red wine in a nutritious snack)
Chocolate lovers around the world are rejoicing over the debut of the WINETIME Bar, because they can now get their chocolate fix without having the slightest feeling of guilt. A new type of nutritional chocolate bar, the WineTime Bar combines the indulgence of chocolate with the health benefits of red wine to create a delicious snack that is anti-aging and can improve heart health.
The WineTime Bar is the first nutritional bar to contain Resveratrol, and it packs more of this beneficial antioxidant than can be found in 50 glasses of red wine. The bar also has seven other extra ingredients that can boost health including “super fruits” cranberry, noni, pomegranate, goji berry, acai, mangosteen and blueberry.
According to studies, Resveratrol is believed to protect cells from free radical damage, inhibit the spread of cancer, especially prostate cancer, lower blood pressure, keep the heart healthy and improve elasticity in blood vessels, normalize the body’s anti-inflammatory response, and slow down the signs of aging while helping to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
And, most importantly, the WineTime Bar contains the right type of Resveratrol. The WineTime Bar combines 99% pure trans-resveratrol with premium French red grapes from the Rhone valley. Trans-resveratrol has been proven to be the key-health promoting ingredient in studies as opposed to the other type of Resveratrol, cis-resveratrol. Trans-resveratrol is more biologically active and beneficial.
The WineTime Bar is dairy and gluten free, high in fiber, vegan, contains no trans fat, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, cholesterol, artificial colors, sweeteners, flavors or preservatives. Available in two flavors, Chocolate Dates & Almonds and Chocolate Raspberry, the WineTime Bar is a low-calorie snack with only 190 calories per bar. The WineTime Bar retails for $2.99 and can be purchased at Vitamin Shoppe stores nationwide, select Whole Foods stores or online at http://www.winetimebar.com.
About ResVez, Inc.
ResVez, Inc. focuses on the creation and distribution of functional food bars with health benefits—“bars for a reason.” For more information visit: http://www.winetimebar.com.
Take good care of your heart…and when chocolate cravings come knocking at your door, grab a Winetime bar, and SMILE!