The Health Benefits of Wine

The year is fairly young, hence Happy New Year is in order. We have good news for wine lovers … taking wine regularly can prevent you from a whole range of health complications.

 

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Red Wine

Red wine contains a lot of reversterol, an antioxidant obtained from the grape skins. These antioxidants help prevent damage to blood vessels and reduce low-density lipoprotein Cholesterol, a relatively high proportion of which is associated with a higher risk of coronary heart disease. Red wine also contains other vital antioxidants – flavonoids – that provide your skin with anti-ageing properties.

On average, water, antioxidants and polyphenols (tannins, reversterol and flavonoids) make up about 85 per cent of a unit volume of wine.

Scientists have discovered that darker red wines have higher levels of polyphenol antioxidants. Polyphenols help your body to prevent a set of health problems such as heart diseases, cancer, diabetes as well as infections that lead to the death of nerve cells.

White Wine

Studies have shown that taking white wine helps keep your lung tissues healthy.

Sparkling Wine

Sparkling wines such as Champagne usually carry the same health benefits as red wine.

Other Benefits:

A bottle of wine provides the body with an average of 750 calories. Wines are also rich in minerals such as Iron, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Potassium, Fluoride, Sulphur, and Calcium.

If you are planning to keep a healthy drinking habit, however, then the secret is moderation. Taking no more than 3 drinks for ladies and no more than 4 drinks for men in a day falls well within the recommended dietary guidelines. Have some alcohol free days in your week as well.