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What are the health benefits of red wine?

Updated on March 22, 2017

Wine is a food, a medicine and a poison - the only question is dose

— Paracelsus, the Swiss doctor from 16th century.

As with almost any food or drink, large doses of wine can be harmful to our health, but also moderate doses can be very usefule. Especially when it comes to red wine.Scientists have found that red wines that are full of flavonoids are best for health. Flavonoids are known for their antioxidant properties that help the body to fight cancerous, viral and allergic enemy. Only grapes contains nutrients and antioxidants, so white wine, although it may not be good as red, is still consideres as a healthy drink. But, what are actually the health benefits of wine?

New studies about wines reveal that both families are equally healthy. Red wine contains polyphenols in larger quantities, but white wine has a lot stronger antioxidants.
Protects the heart Antioxidants in red wine maintain blood vessels flexible and reduce the risk of blood clots. Red wine is almost as effective and aspirin. In fact, many people take aspirin to protect the health of the circulatory system and heart, but be careful. Excessive intake of aspirin can harm your heart, which is why a glass of red wine safer option.


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Prevents Cancer Scientists have found that one glass of red wine a day can significantly reduce the risk of cancer. They also found that resveratrol can prevent the spread of cancer cells, which is essential for treatment.
Lowers cholesterol Excessive levels of bad cholesterol can cause plaque buildup in the arteries, high blood pressure and heart attack. The grapes used in the production of red wine is full of fiber. Research has shown that red wine in a healthy person can reduce bad cholesterol levels by nine percent, and in people who have had this problem for years, decreased by 12 percent.

Regulates blood sugar levels

Peel of grape is a rich source of resveratrol, which helps regulate blood sugar, which is especially important for diabetics. Reasearch has shown that people who daily entries resveratrol had lower blood sugar levels. Resveratrol lowers cholesterol and systolic blood pressure. Scientists belive they can stimulate the release of insulin and increase the body's sensitivity to insulin.
Resveratrol has proven to be excellent in maintaining good memory. Prevents plaque that causes Alzheimer's disease. Just one glass of wine a day will be held in the form of your memory.

Strengthens immunity

Antioxidants in red wine can strengthen immunity and reduce the risk of colds. Red wine can accelerate the treatment of infections and reduce the level of free radicals in the body that are responsible for the occurrence of inflammation and disease.

It encourages weight loss

Red wine contains piceatannol which can prevent the accumulation of fat cells. A glass of red wine a day can protect you from obesity.


Wine isn't just a drink and food, it can significantly help to solve some other problems too, especially about sore throat, toothache, flu, depression or if you feel nervous. Benefits are numerous. Moderate consumption of red wine brings health priority, but after all a glass of red wine wolud be perfect for relaxing after a stressful day.


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      Vegas Elias 6 months ago from Mumbai

      Great article. I have shared it on Facebook and saved there.

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      Ashish Dadgaa 6 months ago


      This is a very good hub. Thank you for sharing health benefits of red wine. I enjoyed reading your hub. :)

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      Alex 6 months ago

      Great article, very helpfull!