Studies have found several health benefits of red wine. And that simply means that now a glass of red wine with your dinner comes 100% approved from your doctor!
For those who love red wine, now there is all the more excuse to indulge! And all because scientists have conducted hundreds of studies that all prove one thing: A glass of red wine to accompany your dinner or enjoyed with some crackers and cheese will actually benefit your health!
Red wine contains an ingredient called Resveratrol which has been found to reduce the risk of heart disease and increase life expectancy. Sales of purified Resveratrol have soared dramatically in the belief they can lower sugar and fat levels in the blood and reduce blood pressure without the downsides of alcohol. Many people take the supplement to get the health benefits of red wine without having to consume large amounts of alcohol.
Resveratrol is found in the skins of red grapes and a glass of red wine a day has been put forward as the reason for the longevity of the French, despite a fat rich diet. Experts believe that there are several health benefit of red wine, and recommend that drinking 24 ounces a day (or a glass with your dinner) will do you a lot of good in the long run.
Did you know the health benefit of red wine?
Here is a look at the 5 top health benefit of red wine.
1. Good for heart health –
The antioxidants in red wine improve heart health and keeps cardiovascular diseases at bay. This is because red wine is fortified with Resveratrol, along with Sapponins and Flavonoids which all together prevent clot formation, protect arteries from being damaged by LDL or bad cholesterol, and also increases levels of HDL or good cholesterol.
2. Promotes peaceful sleep –
The melatonin in red wine helps sleep peacefully. It’s especially good for those who are under a lot of stress and find it difficult to shut off their brain activity long enough to drift off.
3. Keeps cancer at bay –
The high antioxidant content in red wine prevents medical issues associated with old age, for example: Type 2 diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases and Alzheimer’s. Also, it is rich in Guercetin which is known to prevent lung cancer, and Resveratrol which fights against cancerous cells and prevents them from growing.
4. Prevents tooth decay –
Red wine can prevent tooth decay because it hardens the enamel and makes teeth more resistant to bacterial attack. Also, it helps fight gum diseases because it’s rich in polyphenols.
5. Great source for antioxidants –
Red wine is rich in many antioxidants apart from Resveratrol, which help fight the attack of free radicals. It can slower down signs of premature aging brought on by a hectic lifestyle, and also protect against age-related degenerative diseases.
However, drinking any alcoholic beverage in excess is never good for health, and the same holds true for red wine as well.
A Special Note for Wine Lovers
Now most wine drinkers know that wine is one of the few alcohols that can actually benefit their health. It’s rumored to increase longevity, to keep premature signs of aging at bay, along with lowering risk of heart attacks and diabetes.
But, is red wine better than white wine? YES! If you prefer Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Semillon, Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio, you could be losing out on your health! Truth is: sparkling whites do not match up to red wines when it comes to health benefits. This is because your glass of red wine – be it Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Grenache, have 8 times more flavanoids when compared to any white wine!
So if your excuse to drink a glass of wine with your dinner every day is ‘the health benefits associated with wine’, make sure that you do yourself a favour and choose a red over a white.