Red wine is rich in resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant found in the grapes peel. It also contains potassium, fluorine, phosphorus, choline (vitamin B complex), flavonoids and other nutrients necessary for the proper functioning of the body. However, the beverage product may be considered healthy as long as it is consumed in moderation.
Studies confirm that resveratrol from wine inhibits the growth of diseased cells in general and, moreover, helps to increase good cholesterol (HDL).
2. It helps you sleep better
Red wine contains melatonin, an antioxidant that helps regulate the biological clock. Studies have shown that drinking a glass of red wine before bedtime helps you fall asleep more easily. Melatonin-rich varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese.
3. It prevents heart disease
Excessive alcohol consumption is prohibited especially on hypertensive persons. But red wine consumed in moderation (no more than one drink during the meal) helps lower blood pressure. In addition, two other compounds of wine flavonoids and saponins, help prevent some of the most common heart disease.
4. Prevents cancer
Moderate consumption of red wine can significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer in women. Red wine contains also quercetin which helps prevent lung cancer. Resveratrol, in addition helps to prevent heart disease, and the growth of cancer cells.
5. Rejuvenates skin
Cosmetic companies associate anti-wrinkle products with red wine. This is, again, about the antioxidants find in these foods, which proved beneficial for skin health. According to studies, resveratrol has anti-aging properties, therefore it is most often mentioned in advertisements for creams that are designed to maintain skin freshness.
6. Prevents tooth decay
For a perfect teeth is indicated red wine consumption. Strengthens tooth enamel to help prevent cavities and bacteria growth. Polyphenols reduce inflammation and prevent gum diseases.
7. Improves circulation
Polyphenols in red wine contribute to maintain tissue health, which plays an important role in regulating vascular tone.
8. The equivalent of one hour of exercise
A new study from the University of Alberta shows that consumption of red wine can have the same effect on the body as performing one hour of exercise at the gym. Resveratrol is the substance which enhances physical performance, heart function and muscular body.
9. Regulates blood sugar levels
A glass of red wine contains a number of active ingredients that help regulate blood sugar levels. However, it should be noted that diabetics are forbidden from drinking alcohol of any kind.
10. Prevents mental illness
A Spanish study has shown that people aged between 55 and 80 years who usually, consume moderate red wine, have a good mental health and are much less exposed to depression or neurological conditions common for those aged submitted (dementia, Alzheimer’s etc.)
11. It helps to have a good digestion
Polyphenols in wine acts as a gastric dressing in contact with chemical compounds in the food and relaxes the muscles of the stomach during digestion.
12. It helps you breathe easier
A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology claims that drinking red wine regularly keeps you away from colds. Fewer colds, less time spent with a stuffy nose.