Red Wine: A toast to healthy life

Ever heard about “beneficial booze”? Raising glasses of red wine at various occasions have been a thing of common lately. The truth remains that those glasses aren’t just raised for fun, they are also raised to toast to a healthy life.  Wine, especially the red variety, has been known for so many years and consumed by individuals extensively.

They possess numerous health benefits. So much excitement over red wine in recent years has been around resveratrol and its ability to extend life, prevent cancer, cure Alzheimer’s and the likes.


Health Benefits of Red Wine:

Lowers your cholesterol: High fiber tempranillo red grapes, which are used to make certain red wines, do have a significant effect on cholesterol levels

Boosts your memory: A powerful antioxidant found in red wine, resveratrol, helps in protecting against cell damage and prevents age-related mental disease such as Alzheimer’s.

Lowers Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke: One popular benefit of red wine is its ability to lower the risk of heart diseases. Tannins, which are what make wines red, contain procyanidins which is known for protection against heart disease, thus helping you reduce your risk of having heart diseases. Resveratrol also helps to remove chemicals that causes blood clotting.

Amongst other benefits, red wine also:

  • Aids in reducing the formation of blood clots.
  • Helps in preventing artery damage caused by high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the “bad” cholesterol.
  • Raises HDL high density lipoprotein, also known as the good cholesterol.
  • Helps in producing changes in blood pressure.

Remember,  red wine contains alcohol which is known to be harmful to health. So when you drink red wine, do so in moderation.

Cheers to a healthy life indeed, courtesy; that glass of red wine.