Wine has been embraced as a drink for most celebrations. It is also taken after having a long and busy day. Red wine relaxes the mind and brings happiness to faces, not until it is taken in high quantities.
Red wine contains polyphenol, antioxidants, resveratrol, and flavonoids that are beneficial for one’s health.
Here’s how drinking red wine will improve your health:
Boosts the immune system
Drinking a glass of wine daily boosts your immune system. Consuming alcohol moderately can ward off infections, thus keeping your immune system in check. Ensure you are not carried away to excess consumption, as this will lead to adverse effects that will replace your purpose for an immunity boost.
Reduces the risk of heart disease
Red wine contains a high amount of procyanidins and phenols that neutralize free radicals leading to healthy blood vessels. This hence improves the flow of blood and reduces blood pressure.
Slows the aging process
Resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, has been found by scientists to increase lifespan by a considerable amount of time. This compound makes the skin glow and cuts the risk of precancerous skin lesions. It also activates an evolutionary stress response in human cells that might enhance longevity. The polyphenols in the wine can prevent cell oxidation that ages the skin.
Increases bone density
Bones become brittle as we age. Apart from drinking milk to increase your calcium, you can opt for a glass of red wine. This is because it contains silicon, which increases bone mineral density and reduces osteoporosis.
Reduces stress and depression
Resveratrol stimulates a particular protein that activates specific genes that suppresses or increase emotions. Research states that people who took 2-7 glasses of red wine a week were less depressed compared to those you did not take. The same research, however, indicates that those who took high amounts of red wine were more depressed.
Reduces the risk of cataracts
Resveratrol and other antioxidants in red wine help in preventing blindness. Resveratrol inhibits the out-of-control growth of the blood vessels in the eye. It also prevents diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration and also increases the level of glutathione in the body.
The grapes making red wine are rich in melatonin, which induces sleep in humans. This hormone regulates the circadian rhythm, thereby aiding sleep.
Prevents tooth decay
Red wine can protect your teeth from developing cavities. Red wine helps remove bacteria from the teeth, which otherwise produce acid that damages the teeth over time.
The bacteria removed by red wine is streptococcus, which is routinely found in dental cavities. The polyphenols in red wine can help remove these bacteria.