Should you feel guilty the next time you pour a large glass of a Cabernet or Shiraz? Well, many studies suggest that you definitely should NOT!
For years, research has suggested the consumption of moderate amounts of red wine may actually be beneficial to one’s health.
In fact, there has been a positive correlation between the French, red wine and heart disease for decades; seemingly, the French have lower levels of cholesterol and heart disease—in spite of a diet that is high in saturated fat.
Why? They say it’s due to the presence of red wine in the French diet. And lower cases of heart disease and cholesterol are only two of the purported benefits of drinking red wine. Below are five additional terrific reasons to regularly enjoy a glass!Beautiful Skin
Red wine is abundant in powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants absorb damaging free radicals, and thus, red wine may slow aging—as well as help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
According to the American Journal of Epidemiology, wine drinkers had 44% fewer colds than those who did not.
Apparently a side effect of drinking red wine is the hardening of one’s enamel. This, in turn, prevents tooth decay.
Protection from Alzheimer’s
Scientists believe that red wine may actually protect one from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Red wine contains a phenomenal antioxidant called “resveratrol”. Resveratrol has been proven to restrict the growth of cancerous cells.
So, what's the moral of the story? Go ahead and enjoy the occasional glass of red, along with the many health benefits. But, please, don't overdo it. Red wine should be consumed in moderation; about 150 ml of red wine per serving is ideal. Those who are not in excellent health should consult a doctor before partaking in the enjoyment and benefits of red wine