You can keep drinking your red wine and eating your dark chocolate to reap the benefits of the antioxidant resveratrol, but there's a new antioxidant that can do you even better. The Doctors discuss pterostilbene, an antioxidant with anti-aging properties very similar to resveratrol but because of the way it's produced, the body will absorb it better since it is four times more available.
Where can you find this antioxidant? Pop some blueberries! Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra says there is a great new crop of scientific research looking at the antioxidant's role in the progression of diseases and of age-related degeneration. Some of this data suggests it may slow down the progression of Alzheimer's, some types of cancers, and other age-related conditions.
Try adding blueberries to your diet! Eat them alone as a snack, top your oatmeal, or mix them into a smoothie.