Want to go for another glass of red wine? Wine not!
The next time you are having a mental debate with yourself about whether or not you should have another glass of wine or uncork another bottle, let science help you make that decision. According to research, red wine is found to have health benefits, when consumed in moderation of course.
According to the Mayo Clinic, red wine, in moderation, has long been thought of as heart healthy. The alcohol and certain substances in red wine, called antioxidants, may help prevent coronary artery disease, the condition that leads to heart attacks.
Healthline suggests these health benefits of drinking red:
Rich in antioxidants
There are many antioxidant-rich foods and beverages, and wine is one of them.
Healthline says that antioxidants are compounds that prevent cellular damage caused by inflammation and oxidative stress.
Because red wine grapes are higher in antioxidants than white grape varieties, drinking red wine may increase your blood antioxidant levels to a greater extent than drinking white
May help combat inflammation
Wine contains compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties.
Chronic inflammation is harmful and may increase the risk of conditions such as heart disease, autoimmune disorders, and certain cancers. Therefore, it’s best to prevent this type of inflammation as much as possible
May benefit heart health
According to research, individuals who consume moderate amounts of wine have reduced rates of heart disease
Researchers believe that red wine’s high concentration of polyphenol antioxidants can help reduce your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and metabolic diseases
Some research suggests that drinking red may reduce blood pressure in people with high blood pressure, which may reduce the risk of heart disease.
By Unathi Balele for BONA Magazine