Forget what your AA support group said. Just kidding. But seriously, drinking red wine is probably doing more good than harm to you. In many parts of Europe, including France, Italy and the Mediterranean, locals always have a glass on hand to sip away throughout the day and while wining – I mean winding – down for the day.
Wine, especially the red variety, has a ton of benefits. If you’re see-sawing between quitting and downing another glass, pour yourself another glass and read on as to why you should continue drinking red wine. Bottoms up!
Red Wine Reduces Cholesterol
A good red can actually help reduce bad cholesterol in the body. Bad cholesterol can cause a lot of heart problems as it clogs artery walls and prevents proper blood flow. A study done by a university in Spain saw that participants who drank red wine had their cholesterol levels drop by 9-12%.
Red Wine Helps The Heart
Polyphenols, antioxidants in red wine, help keep blood cells healthy. This prevents any blood clots from forming in the veins and other blood related diseases, thus keeping the heart healthy. The key is to drink in moderation, otherwise excessive consumption could lead to heart conditions.
Red Wine Controls Blood Sugar
The skin of grapes help with stabilizing your blood sugar level. Those who suffer from diabetes and other insulin-related diseases can opt for red wine instead of drinking other types of alcohol. Usually, regular alcohol increases the blood sugar level, but wine reverses it.
Red Wine Prevents Memory Loss
Those who suffer from Alzheimer’s and other memory loss diseases caused to the brain have extra beta-amyloid protein in the brain. But wine helps to reduce the formation of this key ingredient. Along with memory-boosting activity, have a glass of red handy to keep your brain sharper.
Red Wine Stops Cancer
Another beneficial property found in red wine is resveratrol. Researchers combined doses of this property with cancer cells and found that they actually prevent the further growth of them. It will do you good to drink a glass of wine at least 3-4 times a week to help prevent cancer.
*Always approach a certified health and medical expert when consuming any product and do not consume red wine without the green signal from the practitioner.