Health Benefits of Wine

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After finishing a hard and long day at work you can pop open the cork and pour yourself a nice glass of wine while sitting on your sofa and relaxing. You don’t need to be concentrated on the bad sides of drinking, because it is well-known that one glass of wine few times per week can be very healthy in many different ways.

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Stronger Bones

In the past couple of years studies have shown that there is a positive link between moderate drinkers and bone mineral density. Also, there is a chance of cutting the risk of osteoporosis which is related to calcium loss. Women, especially postmenopausal, who drink one to three glasses of wine may have a better bone mineral density which determines bone strength and flexibility.

The heart

One of the most famous studies that we are aware of about benefits of wine is that is reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attacks. Moderate wine drinkers have a chance of improvement in the balance of low-density lipoprotein, also known as “bad” cholesterol, to high-density lipoprotein, “good” cholesterol. The antioxidants in red wine are good in keeping blood vessels flexible and they can prevent the unwanted clotting. However, they only stay in our organism for 24 hours after consumption. It was also believed in ancient times that wine can dilate arteries and increase blood flow.

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Cancer protection

The same phenolic compounds that lower heart diseases also may affect the growth of breast cancer cells. Red wine can help as an aromatase inhibitor, because the red grapes are the best fruit for being able to destroy the activity of aromatase. Also, eating red grapes especially with seeds is very healthy and helpful. Phenolic content in wine were also shown that they are able to suppress the growth of prostate cancer cells, especially with men who drink about four to seven glasses of red wine per week there is a 52% less chance of getting the prostate cancer. Red wine can also affect the growth of liver, colon and oral cancer cells.

Mental health

Resveratrol is the key ingredient in red wine which can help with prevention from blood clots to improving the short-term memory. Researchers have found that those who took the resveratrol had chance of increasing the retention of words and also they can faster process the formation of new memories and emotions. If you want to train your memory you can just do a crossword puzzle and have a glass of wine with it and everything will be great.

Blood sugar

As already mentioned, resveratrol can also help diabetics to regulate their blood sugar. Moderate drinkers of wine have a 30% lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. It may be the interaction with resveratrol which affects the sensitivity to insulin. The polyphenols in wine can intermingle with the cells which are focused on the development and storage of fat.

Staying fit

Any bottle shop in Melbourne will tell you that you can even combine exercising and having a nice cup of wine! It was said that resveratrol improves heart, brain, and bone function and the same parts are being improved while exercising. Also, this compound can actually prevent the growth of fat cells and it can block the path for fat cells to mature and grow.

Protection from a cold

People who drink more than 14 glasses of wine a week for a whole year have 40% less chance of coming down with a cold because of the antioxidants in red wine. They are good for protection against infections and cells which attack our immune system. Also, they may even lower sex hormone levels in order to protect us from breast cancer.

As you can see, one glass of wine won’t harm you but it will even improve your health. Just choose the wine that you like, sit in your favorite place in your home, turn on the TV or take a book, pour yourself a glass and enjoy.

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