Sitting back at the end of day while enjoying a glass of a good red wine is one of life’s greatest pleasures. While there’s no doubt that drinking alcoholic beverage in excess is not good for your health, relationships and career, there are numerous evidences that moderate consumption of red wine can offer amazing health benefits.
When it comes to the health benefits that red wine provides, the list is long and is getting more surprising all the time. Highly known to be very beneficial to heart healthy, red wine in moderation has also been proving to be very efficient in helping people to loose weight, boost immunity, reduce forgetfulness and also prevent bone loss.
That wine can makes you happy, I’m sure you already know. But lets take a look what this very old and complex drink can do more for your health.
Nourish Your Head
A Texas research found that the resveratrol (a compound in red wine) may help prevent age-related memory decline. It can help prevent clots and reduce blood vessel inflammation, which have been linked to cognitive decline.
Help You Maintain A Healthy Weight
Studies have reported that people who drink red wine daily have lower body mass that those who drink occasionally. In addition, moderate wine drinkers presented narrower waists and less abdominal fat than those who drink liquor. The explanation? Wine may encourage your body to burn extra calories.
Increase Your Body’s Defenses
A British study found out that people who drank about a glass of red wine a day got their risk of getting infected by the Helicobacter pylori bacteria (the main cause of ulcers, gastritis and stomach cancers) reduced by 11 %. Moreover, a Spanish study reported that as little as half a glass of red wine consumed a day, can protect the body against food poisoning caused the salmonella germs.
Prevent Ovarian Woes
Australian researches have compared women with ovarian cancer to cancer-free women. The result? They found that approximately one glass of red wine a day tended to reduce the risk of the disease by surprisingly 50 %. According to experts, this may be due to the antioxidants and phytoestrogens present in red wines, which have high anticancer properties.
Build Better Bones
On average, people who drink red wine moderately, tend to have higher bone mass than those who don’t. Red wine seams to increase estrogen levels – the hormone responsible to slow the old bones destruction.
Prevent Blood-Sugar Issues
People who drink one or two glasses of red wine a day have 40% less chances to develop type 2 diabetes than those who don’t drink, according to Harvard Medical School study. While there is more to investigate, red wine seems also to be able to reduce insulin resistance in diabetic patients.