You don’t have to feel guilty, when you order red wine at your dinner date the next time, because you have all the more reasons to drink a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah. In fact, it actually proves to be good for your health, provided you consume red wine in only moderate quantity.
Women can have one 5-ounce glass and men can have up to two 5-ounce glasses of red wine, according to Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Nutrihealthline lists some of the health benefits of red wine.
Red wine contains resveratrol, one of the powerful antioxidant compounds that reduce the saturated fat accumulated in the arteries, and aids in removing the chemicals responsible for causing blood clots. Procyanidins prevents from heart diseases. A glass of red wine twice or thrice in a week cuts down blood clot-related stroke rates by 50 percent.
LOWERS BAD CHOLESTEROL
Red wine drinkers can show significant increase in their levels of good HDL cholesterol and reduce in their levels of low density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol. The flavonoids can reduce blood clotting, and the grape supplements in red wine can cut down an average of nine percent of cholesterol levels.
AIDS IN CANCER PREVENTION
Quercetin, an active antioxidant in red wine works against cancer cells and significantly lowers the risk of lung cancer, provided it is taken in moderation. Red wine also lowers the risk of breast cancer in women. The resveratrol which is a potent antioxidant prevents the growth of cancerous cells.
ENHANCES YOUR MEMORY
Thanks to its antioxidant properties, red wine can enhance your memory power. A glass of red wine daily boosts mental stamina, keeps you alert and wards off Alzheimer’s and dementia.
FOR GOOD SLEEP
Having sleepless nights? Drink up some red wine. The melatonin in the drink makes you sleep better. However, don’t always go for red wine, if you are facing sleeplessness regularly. It is advisable to consult your doctor.
YOUNG, GLOWING SKIN
Consumption of red wine can make you look young and glowing. The resveratrol, a compound found in the red grapes slows down the ageing process, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and protects your body from skin-related diseases.
LONG LIFE SPAN
Red wine can elongate your life span to an extent, according to few research studies conducted. So, drink up the red wine for a long and happy life, though in moderate quantity.-NGB