Oh No, Red Wine and Chocolate Aren’t as Healthy as You Wish

Many people were happy to hear that some of life's guilty pleasures such as chocolate and red wine were good for a healthy lifestyle. However, new research suggests that this may not be the case.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University conducted a cohort study that involved almost 800 individuals (both male and female) who were over the age of 64. They looked at each person’s resveratrol levels, which is the polyphenol found in red wine and chocolate that is said to have positive effects on the body.

The findings from the study suggest that the resveratrol levels have no impact on whether someone develops cancer, inflammation, or cardiovascular problems. Furthermore, the study concluded that there was no real impact of any kind from these lifestyle factors, even after their 9-year study.

So what exactly does this mean for you?

Well, if you are one of us who was "indulging" a little more than we should have to extend our lifespan (as was previously thought), then, unfortunately, this means that these efforts are having little to no effect on your life. However, the plus side is that there are no negative side effects either – aside from an increase in your waistline.

Remember, everything in life is about balance to have a healthy lifestyle. On that note, it is important to schedule regular visits with your chiropractor in order to help achieve optimal health.
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