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Benefits of Drinking Wine

Wine lovers find great joy in unwinding with a glass of wine an ideal way to de-stress. You will happy to learn that regular and moderate consumption of red wine is associated with numerous health perks. Keep in mind that excessive drinking of alcohol can lead to severe health problems like alcoholism. It is therefore recommended that consumption of red wine is limited to about 24 ounces daily. It is also wise to consult with a professional doctor to know acceptable amounts. Some of the benefits of drinking wine are discussed below.

Prevents cancer 
Escalating evidence shows that drinking red wine can help prevent various types of cancer. Oxidative damage is prevented by the numerous antioxidants present in the wine. This is responsible for aging process as well as multiple degenerative conditions like cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. Quercetin an example of antioxidants helps to prevent lung cancer. Very many studies also suggest that resveratrol can kill cancerous cells. The antioxidant has been known to attack the cancerous cells and inhibit their functionality.

Great for the ticker 
Red wine has a strong antioxidant compound known as resveratrol that helps to protect your heart and prevent the development of a harmful cardiovascular disease. The compound protects arteries and the heart against effects of saturated fats consumed in your food. Saponins and flavonoids in the wine also protect the heart from diseases. The right amount of alcohol also has positive effects as it can raise healthy cholesterol levels and prevent formation of clots. It can also prevent arteries from getting damaged by bad cholesterol.

Takes care of oral hygiene
Believe it or not, trips to the dentist can be reduced drastically by taking red wine. Even when you go for the non-alcoholic option, it hardens the enamel which helps to prevent tooth decay. Research has also revealed that polyphenols present in red wine can prevent an extensive array of gum diseases. In addition to this, it can also treat pain by reducing inflammation in the gums.

The benefits of drinking wine do not stop with red wine as leading researchers believe that consumption of white wine also has its set of benefits. New studies indicate additional perks of drinking white wine such as:

 

Good for your health
White wine activates Sirtuin 1 a gene that helps to slow down the aging process. It is also known to prevent & regulate diabetes. Ongoing research also points out that the drink could assist in boosting immunity, increasing blood flow and acting as an antiviral agent.

Protects the heart
White wine has flavonoids with antioxidant properties. It can protect the heart from aging. This in turn offers preventive benefits to the vital organ. This helps to prevent heart attacks, and major health problems associated with the heart, blood vessels, and kidneys.

Helps with weight loss
Studies show that individuals who are interested in losing weight and are on a diet that restricts calories can benefit from consumption of red wine to burn fat and lose calories.

As seen above, light to moderate consumption of wine whether red or white can let you take pleasure in various health benefits.

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  • rarghblargh April 6, 2015, 8:04 pm

    I think this article expresses a lot of what people are excited to hear! It makes me want to drink wine at dinner. I always told all my friends there’s a reason why every other country drinks wine at dinner. It’s so good for you! I’ve heard before that it helps your heart but I never knew about the teeth enamel part. Just another pro for drinking red wine.

  • Sara August 8, 2015, 7:59 pm

    I’ve also heard so many good things about red wine but It’s kinda hard to just drink small amounts of wine I mean once you taste the alcohol and you like it you’re going to drink a whole lot more than 24 ounces.

  • Tipes August 16, 2015, 12:28 am

    Wow, this is awesome I never knew red wine has so many benefits. I knew that it helped with raising your body temperature, but didn’t know that it would also help protect your heart. Also, I’m not a big drinker because I don’t like the taste of alcohol, but do on occasion. So, would you say that drinking it everyday be better than drinking it every other week? Also, is would the amount of ounces you can consume base on your body weight, at least that is what I heard people say.

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