If you are not already consuming red wine on a regular basis, here's one more reason to raise your glass: a compound in red wine may help prevent hearing loss.
Researchers found that resveratrol - an antioxidant also found in grapes and peanuts - may improve hearing, according to a study performed by Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.
Men's Health reports the study was conducted on mice that were exposed to loud noise. One group of lab rats received resveratrol while the other didn't. Those that didn't ingest resveratrol experienced hearing loss and inflammation. But the mice that received the supplement had a 90 percent reduction in inflammmation which leads to hearing loss.
What does this mean for you?
Although the studies have been performed only on animals the results are completely applicable to humans, according to Michael D. Seidman, M.D., co-author of the study and director at the division of otologic/neurotologic surgery at the Henry Ford Health System.