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Health Benefits of Drinking Red Wine

Health Benefits of Drinking Red Wine

The health benefits of drinking red wine, at least not to many people, are still vague. However, data-backed by science has shown that taking a small amount of red wine – of which 12% -15% is the alcohol content – daily is good for your heart apart from preventing many other diseases. So, it's ok if you go ahead and order the wine you've been yearning for, and thanks to Wine Shipping Boxes, your wine will be delivered in a safe and high-quality package. 

These are just some of the benefits of drinking red wine. At least if you are a moderate alcohol drinker, red wine is something you will enjoy. However, experts note that it is not recommended that you start drinking alcohol if you are a non-drinker.

One question still lingers at this point; red or white wine, which is healthier? The answer is in the grape skin. When white wine is being fermented, the grape skin is stripped off from the fruit and juice. For red wine, the skin is present throughout the process, making it richer in more than just antioxidants.

Antioxidants are essential chemicals that protect cells from being damaged by some elements. Grape skins are rich in antioxidants, and this is what makes red wine vital. Sometimes you will hear these antioxidants being called polyphenols, flavonoids, or resveratrol. Although there are many others, resveratrol is the most studied.

Nutrition Information

A single serving of red wine is five ounces. The nutritional value depends on the variety of grapes, but ideally, one serving will contain:

  • Calories: 125
  • Protein:  grams
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 4 grams
  • Fiber; 0grams
  • Sugar: 1 gram

Red wine is rich in minerals and vitamins such as:

  • Iron
  • Calcium

Just like everything else, too much of something is detrimental, and you shouldn't have the habit of having more than one serving of red wine. On the other hand, foregoing it all together does not give the body all the excitement and benefits that the moderate drinkers experience.

Below are Some of the Health Benefits of Red Wine

From the start, red wine is a wholesome drink prepared using whole grapes with their skins crushed and fermented to produce a nutritious drink. There are many blends of red wine globally, but the famous ones include Merlot, Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, etc. 

Lowers bad cholesterol

Red wine helps do away with bad cholesterol, aka LDL or low-density lipoprotein. Tempranillo red grapes used to make red wine like the Rioja have been found to lower LDL levels due to their superior fiber content.

Rich in antioxidants

Of the many agents that can damage your cells, oxidants are among the more potent, and red wine comes with myriads of antioxidants. The darker grapes are richer in antioxidants, including epicatechin, catechin, resveratrol, and proanthocyanidins. All these are recommended in your daily intake, but resveratrol and proanthocyanidins take the central role in keeping your health in a tip-top state.

It can keep the heart healthy

High body cholesterol predisposes you to various conditions – blood vessel lumens will be easily clogged with fat, and your heart can get diseased by a stray clot. Red wine prevents all this by lowering bad cholesterol. But remember that, on the other hand, excessive consumption is harmful to the heart.

Reduces the risk of cancer

Many cancers may be prevented by regular use of red wine, such as prostate cancer, basal cell carcinoma, ovarian cancers, etc. Resveratrol, an essential antioxidant in grape skins, was found to be anti-cancer and able to stop proteins that promote cancers' growth.

May regulate blood sugar

While grapes also lower body cholesterol and blood pressure, it has been found that resveratrol does lower blood sugar in people who had diabetes. The study showed that people living with diabetes who took resveratrol supplements for three months turned out with lower blood sugar than those who did not.

It can be used as a remedy for the common cold

Another benefit of red wine is that you can take it to treat your cold! Also, red wine is full of antioxidants that alleviate the damage done by free radicals as well as prevent a myriad of diseases.

It keeps the memory sharp

Need to keep your memory sharp? According to a study, resveratrol prevents the formation of beta-amyloid protein, a hindering plaque that forms in the brains of people with Alzheimer's.

Can help in keeping depression in check

A study found that older people who drink moderate amounts of alcohol are less prone to depression. It also means that depression is less likely in people who take a moderate amount of wine than those who don't.

May help in slimming your body

There are many benefits you stand to gain from resveratrol. One of them is to control your weight better. A chemical synthesized from resveratrol known as piceatannol inhibits fat cells in your body. Moreover, it has been found that piceatannol makes your cells increasingly sensitive to insulin and thus prevents the accumulation of fat in tissues.

It has a positive effect on the digestive system

For a long time, wine has been a much-used ingredient in managing common stomach and digestive tract ailments. It can alleviate mild stomach irritation as well as prevent infection by the Helicobacter Pylori bacteria that causes stomach ulcers. 

The adverse effects of overconsumption of alcohol are profound and include liver damage, liver cirrhosis, obesity, etc. Many are life-threatening. However, it would be best if you didn't deprive yourself of your daily red wine. It is also a healthy habit to space your drinking by a day or two. This shouldn't be for wine alone but all alcoholic beverages. 

Wine is a versatile ingredient and can be used in more than one way. For instance, you can add it to your food or use it to make a red wine sauce for your meals and still get the same effect. Remember that there are more advantages that we haven't mentioned, such as treatment of headaches, reduction of total caloric intake by killing appetite, and blood pressure regulation.

Wine Shipping Boxes recommends that you drink wine in cautious moderation. This way, your body will efficiently utilize nutrients delivered to it and keep you healthy and disease-free.

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