Relax, pour out a glass and scroll through this blog about the health benefits of red wine while you sip, safe in the knowledge you’re actually protecting your heart.
Scientists have found that red wines have higher levels of polyphenols and antioxidants, with darker red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon containing more of these. These compounds have been proven to have cardio-protective properties during the numerous studies where groups were drinking red wine moderately and noticed the positive effects on cardiovascular disease.
Along with boosting your heart health, red wine has also been shown to improve your cholesterol levels.
A study by European Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that wine consumption was associated to the significant increase in HDL. Participants were seeing levels of HDL increase by 11% to 16%
Another benefit of drinking red wine is it’s ability to fight free radicals. Unfortunately, the body’s accumulation of free radicals plays a key role in the development of chronic and degenerative diseases such as cancer, autoimmune diseases and arthritis. The antioxidants in red wine are able to scout out any of the damage caused by oxidation and repair it.
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst found that red wine can actually slow the passage of glucose through the small intestines and finally until the bloodstream. By doing so, it actually helps to prevent the spike in blood sugar levels experienced by patients with type 2 diabetes. Following this research, red wine can actually be part of a diabetic diet plan when consumed in moderation.
Finally, ladies start burning your dieting books and throw out those scales! Red wine can actually help you LOSE weight.
Scientists at Purdue University have found that red wine can actually fight weight gain and obesity. Piceatannol, a compound found in grapes and other fruits, is able to block the fat cell’s ability to develop and grow, meaning it alters the cell and prevents weight gain.
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