Drinking Red Wine Benefits
For years scientists have been bewildered by this ‘French Paradox’. Despite their cuisine being packed with saturated fat, the French show comparatively low cholesterol levels and fewer heart diseases. The recent studies have handed the credit over to the red wine usually found on a French dinner/ lunch table. So while your fitness-obsessed friends spend exorbitantly on crazy fruit juices and miracle foods, you can breathe easy, relax and have another sip of the romantic beverage! Find out how an occasional glass of wine will benefit you in several ways (remember ‘occasional’ is the key here).
A safeguard for your heart: US and Canadian studies have found that a moderate amount of red wine consumption may help to reduce LDL cholesterol (the “bad” cholesterol) which in turn reduces the overall health risk of cardiovascular disease. It stands as a safeguard between you and your heart. Some research shows flavonoids and resveratrol bear the potential to prevent damage to blood vessels, reduce LDL cholesterol and prevents blood clots by reducing plaque build up in arteries.
- For aiding in your sleep: If that constant stress at work and other everyday pressures of life are giving you sleepless nights, then drop that glass of milk and try a little red wine! The melatonin present in red wine contributes to a sound sleep at night. But be careful as red wine is not a permanent solution for insomnia. A glass once in a while should suffice.
- For a porcelain-like skin- As discusses earlier, red wine is a hub of antioxidants that are essential for a healthy skin. This means a slow aging process; reduced wrinkles and fine lines are direct impacts of drinking your favorite red wine. Not only this, red wine is also known to prevent diabetes type 2 and strengthen your bones.
- Put a red cross on cancer: Consumption of moderate amounts of red wine have proven to be preventive measure of breast cancer for women. Quercertin and other flavonoids found in red wine have been shown to inhibit the growth of certain cancerous cells. Studies suggest that the antioxidant reveratrol compound found in red wine – could protect your colon from abnormal growths that possibly could turn cancerous.
- Saving your ‘pearly whites’: Those who can’t seem to live without a perfect set of ‘32’, how about blending your passion for teeth with your love for red wine? This alcoholic beverage is known to harden the tooth enamel followed by preventing bacterial growth and tooth decay. Also, Polyphenols, a common ingredient present in red wine can prevent gum infirmities and abate gum inflammation.
So start spreading the message- and enjoy red wine in moderation!