Drinking Red Wine is actually good for you-Health benefts of Red Wine!
Posted: Aug 19 2014
That’s right ladies, I’m here giving you the OK on drinking red wine (in moderation of course!). Most people are out juicing, finding herbal teas, and going out of their way spending a ridiculous amount of time trying to find healthy drinks. But, a glass of wine is just what every woman could use after a long day. Back in the day, our ancestors drank wine for medicinal healing. And now researchers still believe it is one of the best forms of flavonoids. There are constant studies being done on how wine can benefit your health, and I am here to bring you the facts.
We all hear that it promotes heart health, but why? Red wine is filled with flavonoids, a plant pigment that is found in antioxidants. Red wine antioxidants help lower bad cholesterol (LDL), while raising good cholesterol (HDL). The antioxidants protect the lining of coronary arteries. This may help to prevent strokes due to a lower chance of blood clots.
Recent studies show resveratrol may help prevent hearing damage. Resveratrol is a very powerful chemical that seems to protect against the body’s inflammatory process as it relates to aging, cognition and hearing loss, according to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Hearing loss also will affect our process to sleep, communicate and even increase our blood pressure. But don’t fear, studies show wine drinkers have significantly better hearing then those who are not.
Red wine is known to give your skin an amazing glow. The resveratrol acts as an anti-aging remedy, by restoring collagen and elastic fibers. There have been studies that drinking wine can de-stress and rejuvenate the skin. Wine can also protect your skin from UV rays. The flavonoids stop the formation of reactive oxygen species in skin cells that are exposed to sunlight. Recently, red wine facials are growing in popularity because when it is applied directly to the skin it removes blemishes and closes pores.
Wine can promote a healthy mind in various different situations. Several Studies show that drinking wine in moderation may reduce the risk of depression. It also can reduce the risk of developing dementia. Resveratrol reduces the stickiness of blood platelets, which helps keep blood vessels open. This ensures a healthy blood flow to the brain.
While most other alcoholic drinks increase the risk of breast cancer, red wine is the opposite. Resveratrol, in the skin of grapes, along with the seed of a red grape can reduce estrogen levels while increasing testosterone levels. Which in turn will result in a lower risk of breast cancer. It’s not only great for women, but men can actually produce a higher quality of sperm by drinking red wine.
Studies have correlated that resveratrol in wine improves the body’s sensitivity to insulin. Therefore, red wine can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, as well as keep a balanced blood sugar. Red wine contains ten times the amount of resveratrol in comparison to white wine.
Remember red wine must be consumed in healthy amounts for all of these health benefits to occur. This roughly means one four ounce glass for women, and one six ounce glass for men. When too much wine is consumed, it could actually reverse the effects on all of the beneficiary outcomes. So, sit down tonight and drink a glass of wine. There’s no need to feel guilty now that you know all of the amazing perks!
By Holly Kravetz