Many studies have found that drinking red wine in moderation has health benefits. This is mainly because it contains powerful antioxidants. Here are some of the ways in which it can help.
Reduce risk of Liver Disease
A study done by the San Diego School of Medicine revealed that drinking red wine instead of beer or hard liquor reduced the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease by as much as 50 percent.
Help your heart
Moderate red wine drinkers have higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood. Omega-3 fatty acids help to protect you from coronary heart disease. Just remember that higher intake increases your risk of heart disease.
Red wine can stop the growth of blood vessels in the eyes that cause macular degeneration. It’s the resveratrol in the red wine that arrests growth.
Sharpen your mind
Regular, moderate red wine consumption apparently reduces the risk of cognitive decline and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The flavanols protect the cells and keep the blood vessels healthy, improving the flow of blood to the brain and stopping plaque from forming.
Prevent type two diabetes
An experiment with mice showed that it’s possible for the resveratrol in red wine to help with insulin sensitivity. Human experimentation is still being done.
Prevent breast cancer
A study done at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center found that chemicals in the seeds of red grapes can reduce estrogen and increase testosterone in pre-menopausal women.