Red Red Wine

Vino in moderation is a good choice if you enjoy the indulgence.

Whether you’re sipping it in the dead of winter or relaxing with a group of pals over dinner, red wine has its beneficial properties that deem it far more than simply an “alcoholic beverage”.  Most physicians recommend no more than 1-1.5 standard drinks for women and 1-2 standard drinks for men to get benefits from drinking in moderation.  Anything more than that could have a detrimental effect on your liver.  Precautions aside, let’s explore the exciting benefits of drinking red vino in moderation.

1.) Red wine is made with grapes and their skins. The skins contain a tanin called resveratrol, which prevents and slows down cell death and, hence, reduces aging.

2.) Rich in antioxidants, red wine, helps prevent cancer.

3.) Raise a glass to lower blood pressure and cholesterol.  Red wine helps prevent heart disease because the tanins and flavanoids help raise good cholesterol HDL  (high density lipoprotein).

4.) Wines such as Cabernet, Chianti and Merlot contain melatonin, which is a hormone that helps regulate sleep.

5.) Four or more glasses per week has been linked with a reduced risk of prostate cancer.

6.) Red wine contains polyphenols, which help reduce the risk of food poisoning because the antioxidents help clean the intestinal tract.

7.) If you’re not into wine you can get the same benefits from eating grapes or drinking grape juice since they have the same tanins as those used to make red wine.

Raise a glass in moderation or pop a grape for longevity and health.


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