Red wine is one of the components of the mediterranean diet. It is made from pressing dark red grapes.
For centuries, it has gained prominence as a good ànd healthy drink, but in recent times, scientists have tried to prove the effectiveness of red wine in promoting good health.
Red wine can provide a lot of health benefits that covers a wide range chronic diseases covering cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and memory loss. Let us highlight the health benefits of drinking red wine.
1. Good for cardiovascular health.
Red wine may help in reducing blood pressure, reduce bad cholesterol and improve good HDL levels in the body. The antioxidant resveraterol in red wine is good for cardiovascular health.
2. Red wine can help to prevent coronary diseases.
Coronary disease is the leading cause of death in the world today and research have shown that taking moderate amount of red wine may help in reducing it's risk.
However taking above the recommended dosage may have adverse consequences on the heart.
3. Red wine is a rich source of important antioxidants.
Red wine is a rich source of important antioxidant, anti inflammatory and antimicrobial agents. Prominent among the antioxidants contained in red wine is resveraterol.
4. May promote gut health.
The antioxidants in red wine may help to increase guts microbiota that is responsible for gut health.
5. May help people with type 2 diabetes.
Taking moderate amount of red wine after dinner may protect against cardio metabolic risk in people with type 2 diabetes.
6. May help to improve memory
Taking red wine in moderation may help to improve memory. This is due to the polyphenols that have antiinflammatory properties which are contained in red wine.
It is also important to mention that moderate drinking according to USDA is two glasses of wine for men and one glass of red wine for women.Taking above this level could produce adverse reactions to the body.
7. May protect against certain types of cancer.
Taking red wine in moderation may protect against certain types of cancer. Taking too much alcohol may also increase risk of certain types of cancer.
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