Thursday, September 20, 2012

Health Benefits of Red Wine

I heard so many good things about drinking Red wine. I was intrigue and went to the wine store and bought a bottle of Red wine. At first, I could not take the taste of it, was bitter! As, I was forcing myself to drink red wine because of its benefits I was able to get used to it. I drink Red wine every other night or as often as I want it.


Here are the benefits of drinking Red Wine:

Better sleep- New research shows that red wine, especially Cabernet Sauvignon, Chianti, and Merlot, contains melatonin. Melatonin regulates the body clock, so drinking a glass of red wine before bed may help you sleep. Melatonin is also an anti-oxidant, which means it also has anti-aging and cancer preventative properties.

Life Longevity- A compound in red wine called resveratrol has been shown to increase lifespan in animal studies.

Brain Health- Resveratrol has been shown to protect against Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Heart Health- Red wine has been shown to reduce the risk of heart and cardiovascular disease thanks to the resveratrol and other anti-oxidants it contains.


Lung Cancer- Researchers from the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain found that each glass of red wine per day reduced the risk of lung cancer by 13%.

Prostate Cancer- Four or more glasses of red wine per week has been shown to reduce men's overall risk of prostate cancer by 50% and the risk of the most aggressive forms of prostate cancer by 60%.


Breast Cancer- Moderate consumption of red wine is believed to lower the risk of breast cancer. However, drinking more than 1 or 2 alcoholic drinks per day appears to increase the risk of breast cancer in women, so moderation is key.

Colds- Researchers in Spain found that people who drank more than two glasses of red wine per day have 44% fewer colds than people who abstained.

Inflammation- Resveratrol has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which helps overall physical health since many diseases and ailments can be attributed to inflammation.

Cholesterol- Resveratrol has been found in studies to lower LDL cholesterol, while another ingredient in red wine, saponins, also have cholesterol lowering properties.

source: healthdiaries website



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