Benefits Of Wine
With the holidays just around the corner, I’m sure there will be plenty of family gatherings and social events. A few great reasons to grab a glass of wine right? Well, as luck would have it, there are some health benefits to drinking wine. A lot of research has been done. Already well-documented as heart healthy, wine in moderation might help boost your immunity, lose weight, and help prevent bone loss. But like I stated earlier, moderation is the key.
- Heart health: Want to reduce the risk of heart disease? The Antioxidants in red wine (called flavonoids) have been shown to do just that by lowering LDL (bad cholesterol) levels and increasing the, guess what??? The production of good cholesterol!! What red wine has the most flavonoids, Cabernet Sauvignon (according to some Northern California scientists). You can check out your local Trader Joe’s for great deals on Cabs along with other red varietals such as Merlot an Pinot Noir.
- Depression: We all know excessive drinking is extremely bad for one’s physical and mental health, but drinking one glass of red wine a day may create the exact opposite effect. Moderate drinkers were discovered to suffer less likely from depression than excessive drinkers.
- Gut check: Yogurt isn’t the only item that increases good levels of bacteria. Drinking red wine can give your digestive tract a healthy gut check.
- Fat lose: Piceatannol, in a lab study, has the ability to blocks the cells that form fat. This is a compound found in red wine. Currently there are new studies at how this compound aids in us slimming down.
- Memory function: Lowering Alzheimer’s risks: things like nuts, tea and cocoa have something called Polyphenols. Polyphenols have recently been termed “lifespan essentials”. They are antioxidants from plant foods that actively work in the body to help prevent certain types disease building blocks from taking shape within the body. Red wine is a Polyphenol-rich beverage.
- Lowers Risk of Stroke:The Evidence: The possibility of suffering a blood clotrelated stroke drops by about 50 percent in people who consume moderate amounts of alcohol. Source: a Columbia University study of 3,176 individuals over an eight-year period, published in Stroke, 2006.
- Regulate blood sugar levels without drugs: Red wine is abundant in polyphenols. The polyphenols in wine interact with cells involved in the development and storage of fat and the regulation of blood sugar. The amount of polyphenols in a small glass of red wine appears to rival the blood sugar regulating activity of certain diabetes drugs.
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