Forget aspirin therapy... future docs may one day tell their patients to drink two glasses of wine, and call them in the morning.

The latest research shows that resveratrol--the antioxidant most famously found in red wine--appears to do what aspirin can't: protect the heart without damaging your stomach in the process.

University of Connecticut researchers gave lab animals daily doses of resveratrol--the human equivalent of between 175 mg and 350 mg per day.

Then, the researchers won themselves lifelong enemies at PETA by inducing heart attacks in the creatures to see if that preconditioning paid off. They found that animals that had been given the antioxidant had considerably less damage to the heart muscle after those attacks.

In fact, the animals were able to survive what should have been deadly heart attacks, thanks to the resveratrol. This study is so new it hasn't even been published yet... but you don't need to wait for more research, because there's plenty of strong evidence in favor of resveratrol, especially when it comes to heart health.

There's just one catch: You can't really find it naturally in helpful amounts, so you'll want to talk to your doctor about a supplement--the single best way to load up on this terrific antioxidant.

Then, for a boost, make sure you're eating red grapes, peanuts and blueberries, all of which contain some resveratrol.

And of course, there's wine.

While red wine gets much of the press whenever reseveratrol is mentioned, the truth is a bit more complicated. With often just 1 milligram of resveratrol per glass, red wine pales in comparison to the 100mg or more found in a single supplement pill.

But there's a reason vino-loving nations like France and Spain have low levels of heart disease.

First, while wine contains only small amounts of resveratrol, it's packed with other antioxidants--around 60mg per glass overall. And second, repeated studies have found alcoholic beverages of all kinds--including wine-- appear to have a protective effect on the heart.

But since drinking every day may not be practical for everyone (even if it is enjoyable), consider a supplement-- ideally one that combines resveratrol with other antioxidants and flavonoids.

Don't worry--even if you choose to get your resveratrol from a pill, you're still free to get a little more in a glass.

Cheers!