When it comes to wine, there’s no doubt that there are many who appreciate the beverage for its varieties and undertones of flavors. With grape wine, it’s important to note that you are not just getting a tasting to delight your senses—you are also potentially treating yourself to a plethora of health benefits!
Reduction in Risk of Heart Attacks and Heart Disease
Grape wine is rife with something called polyphenols, which is essentially a compound that has significant antioxidant properties. Due to these, consumption of red wine can help in reducing the formation of bad cholesterol, also known as LDL.
It can also bring about a reduction in the build-up of plaque in arteries, preventing the hardening of arteries as a result.
Cholesterol, clogged arteries, and high blood pressure all contribute toward the risk of heart attack and heart disease. Due to these health benefits, individuals who are moderate consumers of red wine can get a certain level of protection from heart disease. The procyanidins present in red wine tannins are also a good source in helping minimize the risk of heart problems.
Slows Decline in Cognition
According to research, when it comes to wine drinkers as compared to non-drinkers, the rate of cognitive decline can be slowed. With age, the brain tends to slow, resulting in cognition being hampered. Wine drinkers are in luck—they have a higher likelihood of keeping their wits about them for longer!
Possible Reduction in the Risk of Cancer
Grape wine also has the potential to help minimize the risk of cancer in those who are moderate drinkers. A compound called resveratrol is found in high concentration in the skin of grapes, and is produced by the plants in order to help protect them from bacteria and fungi attacks.
While the wine production process significantly reduces the resveratrol content, the presence of the compound in grape wine contributes to inhibiting carcinogenic properties. Potentially, this compound may help minimize risk of colon, lung, and upper digestive tract cancers, as well as non-Hodgkin lymphoma and basal cell carcinoma.
So there you have it. Not only is grape wine a treat for the tastebuds, it’s also good for your physical health!
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