The Possible Benefits Of Red Wine

It is a well known fact that too much alcohol consumption at one time can be highly dangerous, even deadly. Wine, beer, all of it can be harmful if used without care. However, could you ever imagine that red wine might actually be helpful for your body if drunk in moderation? Well, recent studies have shown that there might actually be a few benefits from drinking no more than two glasses of red wine a day.

One of the possible benefits of drinking red wine is that it seems to reduce heart disease and stroke. An example of this really happening comes from France. The French tend to eat food that is very high in fat, so you would think that it would start to cause heart problems right? Well, the French are also known for drinking red wine with almost every meal. Needless to say, the French are no less healthy from their high in fat diets. So what is it about red wine that might possibly help their hearts?

Researchers are not sure if it is the red wine itself that has this effect, or if it comes from an ingredient in the red wine. They are studying ingredients like flavonoids and other antioxidants in the wine. As part of this research, researchers are also studying foods like grapes and red grape juice.

Studies also show that drinking no more than two glasses of red wine a day can actually reduce the risk of heart attacks by up to 50%. This is probably due to a maturing process that softens red wines.

More studies say that red wines, and possibly other wines, can increase good cholesterol, lower risk of Alzheimer’s, help stop colds, reduce amount and size of fat cells, reduce risk of prostate cancer, and can help with inflammation.

These red wine benefits are still being researched, as there are not enough facts to prove anything for sure. So, before you decide to try drinking red wine on a regular basis, make sure to talk to your doctor, just to be safe. You don’t want to end up in the hospital for trying to "stay healthy."

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Vernon Hale is an author living in Bowling Green, Ky, USA. Find more about fine wines and wine specialties at Benefits of Red Wine