Resveratrol is a natural compound found in foods — most popularly red grapes — that has been rumored to boost memory and help the human body overcome issues like bowel cancer, lung cancer, and Alzheimer’s. A new study from researchers at Georgia State University just found that resveratrol may also help suppress inflammation in the body.

“We showed that an important component in red wine and also grapes called resveratrol can suppress inflammation,” Dr. Jian-Dong Li, a senior author of the study and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, said in a news release.

“It has been shown that resveratrol can suppress inflammation, but how it regulates inflammation still remains largely unknown. We found that resveratrol suppresses a major bacterial pathogen causing otitis media and COPD by upregulating or increasing the production of a negative regulator called MyD88 short,” he explained.

So, how can you add resveratrol to your diet? Try these seven foods and drinks:

Red grapes

The fruit’s resveratrol content comes from its skin, the Mayo Clinic reported.

Red wine

The process of making red wine actually increases the amount of resveratrol. One glass of red wine three to four times a week may be enough to starve certain cancer cells, according to researchers at the University of Virginia.

Grape juice

This drink has the same benefits of red grapes and wine.


The nuts and its products, like peanut butter, contain some resveratrol, according to The Peanut Institute.

Dark chocolate

This sweet treat has many antioxidants, as Medical Daily previously reported.


These fruits have less resveratrol than grapes, Live Science reported, but they’re also a great source of other antioxidants, dietary fiber, vitamins C and K and manganese

Other berries

Bilberries and cranberries also contain resveratrol, according to Oregon State University.

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