Red wine aficionados will tell you that a great red will stand up to a fabulous meal, make the dining experience more compelling, and they may also mention a few interesting health benefits. It is true that when enjoyed in moderation red wines can provide some great benefits to your health.
The most widely cited properties are its antioxidants, which protect from the ravages of oxygen. Antioxidants protect us the way lemon juice prevents an apple from going brown. One of these antioxidants, Resveratrol, is found in all red wine can protect you from can prevent from certain diseases and contribute to your overall well being.
It’s important to keep in mind that to get the most out of these benefits of red wine, you should try limiting your consumption to around 150 ml of wine per day. It’s also imperative that you have a decent wine fridge to preserve the flavour for months to come. Wine usually has a different taste at different Celsius degrees – so it’s best to invest in a fridge and keep the temperature at an optimal level.
So the next time you’re involved in a little small talk about red wine and someone dishes on your favourite merlot, feel free to include some of the following unique benefits of red wine.
1. A Healthier Heart
Red wines contain Resveratrol, which can help reduce the saturated fat accumulated in the arteries and can prevent blood clots. By targeting and eliminating fat cells, it can also help those trying to lose some extra pounds.
2. Younger Look
The antioxidants in red wines contribute to the anti aging process. Resveratrol can reduce your fine lines and wrinkles. One could say that both the wine and the drinker get better with age.
3. Cancer Prevention
Resveratrol can also prevent the growth of cancerous cells in addition to preventing heart disease as discussed earlier. Lung and breast cancer have been said to be reduced due to the moderate consumption of red wine.
4. Easier Digestion
The micronutrients red wines contain will help your gut lessen the harmful effects of certain chemicals before they are distributed throughout your body. They also help your system release nitric oxide that helps to improve digestion.
5. A Longer Life
Coupled with the fact that Resveratrol in red wine already helps prevent against certain diseases, its effects also have been found to increase life expectancy. A recent study found that wine drinkers have a 34% lower mortality rate than spirits/beer drinkers. Let’s not go rubbing that in their face though.
6. Better Sleep
If you’ve been spending a lot of restless nights trying to get some extra shut eye or have been toying around with sleeping pills that don’t work, you’ll be happy to know that red wine contains properties that can actually help you get a better night’s sleep. Our body produces its own melatonin that helps regulate sleep and when you include a small glass of red before bedtime, you provide your body the extra melatonin level it needs to help you get the rest you need. It is known, for example, that Cabernet Sauvignon contains higher levels of melatonin.
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