Of course, you should not abuse this and drink more than one or two glasses of red wine daily, because that way you’ll have an opposite effect! To be clear, for women it’s recommended to take half or one glass of red wine every day and men one or two glasses. The best time it’s during your lunch or dinner, never on empty stomach! The moderate intake of certain kinds of alcohol but especially of red wine, is the key of long life!
But what are the healthy benefits of red wine?
The red wine has more than 400 substances, but the most important is a polyphenol called resveratrol, an antioxidant mostly found in red wines. Its molecular structure is so similar to the structure of female estrogen hormones, that allows to be placed on the phytoestrogen list. Some research conducted on animals has shown that resveratrol extends life, improves the control of diabetes, reduces the risk for heart disease and reactivates metabolism. Prevents damage of blood vessels by reducing the “bad” cholesterol and prevents blood clots. Drinking one or two glasses of red wine is enough to lower the risk of heart disease and ischemic stroke!
Red wine also helps loosing weight – many studies showed that drinking red wine helps activate genes that inhibits fat cell proliferation, breaks down the existing ones and eliminates them from the body. The results will be visible only with balanced diet without fats.
Improves mental health – drinking red wine boosts all cognitive functions. Many studies confirmed that constantly drinking of moderate amounts of red wine lower the risk of dementia and degenerative diseases of the brain.
Reduces gum inflammation – another benefit of resveratrol is it’s antibacterial activity against many bacteria found in our mouth. Resveratrol inhibits their growth and helps reduce gum disease.
Fights tiredness – another study has shown that resveratrol found in grape fights tiredness and weakness. Is thought that increase the levels of endorphins in your brain as well as serotonin. Releasing endorphins in your body boost your immune system, and lower the risk of chronic disease.
One glass of red wine gives close to your daily requirement of the following minerals: Copper, Zinc, Phosphorus, Calcium, Iron, Potassium and Manganese. Beside this, red wine is rich with vitamin E, that prevents blood clots and purifies your blood.
To take advantage of these healthy benefits of red wine, you must be careful to not cross the line and start drinking a lot. The excessive consumption of alcohol leads to serious health issues and increased risk of death. Depending on your medical history, daily activities, lifestyle habits and certain medications you take, consult your doctor before taking any kind of alcohol.
But if you want to live 90+ , you must keep healthy eating habits, regular exercise at least 15 to 30 minutes a day, and stay positive! Thanks to all studies about drinking red wine, it’s recommended to have it on your daily menu! Release endorphins in your body which certainly will improve the quality of your life and help you live your nineties easily.
Remember: Moderate drinking leads to long life!