Space Travel and Red Wine? New Research Shows Promising Discovery

If you’ve ever dreamed of sipping on wine in space, you’re in luck.

It could soon be doctor-recommended.

According to a new study, resveratrol, an antioxidant and compound found in red wine, could help prevent the muscle loss that is commonly found in astronauts after being in reduced-gravity environments.

Scientists have found that astronauts staying at least six months on the international space station can suffer bone loss, muscle atrophy, weakened immune systems and cardiovascular issues.

Researchers think resveratrol might be part of the dietary strategy that keeps astronauts strong on Mars, which has only about 40% of earth’s gravity.