It should be remembered that there is a fine line of difference between moderate and excessive. Too much consumption of wine can be detrimental to health. This article looks at the evidence behind the benefits of red wine, along with health warnings, and discusses whether people should drink it. Studies have repeatedly shown that moderate red wine consumption seems to lower the risk of several diseases, including heart disease.
There have been numerous scientific studies into this issue, and the results can help you understand whether moderate consumption of red wine really might help improve your health. The alcohol and certain substances in red wine called antioxidants may help prevent coronary artery disease, the condition that leads to heart attacks. The antioxidant resveratrol shows a strong ability to protect against cell damage and curb the effects of age-related mental decline.
Research also suggests that it is possible to strengthen the effect of resveratrol with a balanced diet that emphasizes nutrient-dense foods packed with dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals (similar to the Mediterranean diet). This wine is produced from grapes that are grown according to the principles of organic farming – which prohibits the use of chemicals and other artificial fertilizers.
Antioxidants are important for maintaining good health because they protect your cells from damage. The antioxidants found in wine are polyphenols, which are compounds found in plants. From decreased mortality rate to attacking cancer cells, a little wine at the end of the day can go a long way when it comes to beneficial effects. Grapes are picked, crushed, and placed in buckets or vats to ferment. The process of fermentation turns the natural sugars in the grape juice into alcohol.
Some researchers have shown that white wine has its unique roster of health-boosting chemicals and antioxidants that sets it apart from red wine. The antioxidants promote weight loss when you consume one or two glasses of white wine per day. Be careful, though -- over-indulging will have the opposite effect because calories can add up quickly!
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