Apr 05, 2019
FIVE HEALTH BENEFITS OF A DAILY GLASS OF RED WINE
Five Perfect Reasons to Raise a Daily Glass of Fabulous Red Wine to Good Health!
Simply to celebrate our enthusiasm for wine, we have decided to compile a short list containing several health benefits of red wine which have been proven through the work of researchers across the globe. Why red wine? Basically because the red grapes used to make red wine contain more resveratrol than the green grapes used to produce white wine, and this magic ingredient is mainly that makes red wine good for your health.
Ready to get yourself all informed with the good news to keep in mind for the next time you go out to wine and dine? Or even better, pour yourself a glass now, and read these benefits while sipping your glass of Plaga wine!
RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS
Red grapes are known to contain high levels of antioxidants such as resveratrol, catechin, epicatechin and proanthocyanidin, and the same antioxidants are found in red wine. The similar types of antioxidants are also found in blueberries, cranberries and peanuts. Thus, a glass of red wine can be almost as beneficial for your health as a handful of those fresh berries or nuts.
ONE GLASS OF RED WINE A DAY KEEPS THE CARDIOLOGIST AWAY
Unlike any other alcoholic beverage, red wine has been proven to help reduce the risk of heart disease, even for the elderly! The tannins that are found in red wine contain active compounds such as polyphenols, resveratrol and quercetin which own natural antioxidizing properties that protect the heart from cardiovascular diseases and help remove chemicals responsible for blood clots. A glass of red wine a day keeps the cardiologist away. Well, we should at least try this healthy recipe, don’t we?
RED WINE IS GOOD FOR YOUR CHOLESTEROL
If you have been struggling with your cholesterol and excited to try a new health-promoting lifestyle which also involves a little bit of self-indulgence, we’d say that a daily glass of fabulous red wine might be the right answer for you. As previously explained, red wine helps prevent cardiovascular diseases, and one of the main reasons is because it helps keep one’s cholesterol in check.
Numerous researchers worldwide have confirmed that red wine can help reduce the LDL or “bad” cholesterol levels and at the same time increase the HLD or “good” cholesterol, if consumed regularly in the suggested serving size and with meals. Most studies have concluded that the particular type of red wine didn’t affect the results. So, any glass of red wine would do the trick!
REDUCES THE RISK OF CANCER
Wine is rich in antioxidants which counteract the damaging effects of free radical, including those which allow cancer to grow. A daily glass of red wine contains enough antioxidants to be considered as a “dietary supplement” to reduce the risk of certain types of cancer such as colon, prostate and breast cancer. Experts have explained that the resveratrol found in red wine fights against cancerous cells in one’s body.
HELPS TREAT ACNE
Despite the fact that alcoholic beverages have never gotten along very well with the idea of flawless healthy skin, a few years ago UCLA researchers published a journal which resulted in a significant shift related to the relationship between red wine and our desire for beautiful skin.
In this journal, researchers published their findings that the resveratrol in wine reduces the growth rate of the bacteria that cause acne. Furthermore, resveratrol has also been proven to enhance the anti-bacterial properties of benzoyl peroxide which is the active ingredient used in most acne creams. While this is indeed promising news that brings our love for wine and beauty closer together, the study did not prove that consuming red wine would have the similar effects on treating acne. So, for this one, you should just trust and follow what your gut tells you to do.
Finally, having figured out how red wine does indeed benefit your health in many ways, now you can stop contemplating whether your daily glass of wine is as good for your body as it is for you to enjoy a relaxed evening. So, sit back, unwind, and raise a glass to good health!