Drinking wine in moderation (one or two glasses per day) has been shown to have many health benefits. The Fitness Revolution has compiled 10 health benefits of drinking wine below.
Healthy heart – The antioxidants found in a glass of wine can help prevent heart diseases because the antioxidants enable your blood to flow easily and lower your bad cholesterol levels.
Encourages longevity – Heart disease is the number one killer in women and men, and since red wine lowers the risks of heart disease, then it reduces overall mortality significantly.
Anti-aging effects – Antioxidants soak up damaging free radicals that play a role in aging and age-related diseases. Red wine can help your skin look better and slow the effects of aging, such wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s-feet.
Reduces stress – Studies have found there is an association between moderate alcohol intake and lower levels of depression, anxiety and perceived stress.
Decreases risk of diabetes – Wine can improve your sensitivity to insulin, improving sensitivity to insulin will ensure that your body takes up insulin properly.
Lowers risk of cancer – Studies have shown that is possible that wine can slow the growth of cancer cells, particularly breast and colon cancer cells.
Promotes mental health –The antioxidants in red wine reduces the stickiness of blood platelets, helping keep blood vessels open and flexible. This helps maintain a good blood supply to the brain, therefore reducing the risk for brain and mental impairment.
Improve bone strength – Studies have shown that people who drink a glass of wine had greater bone mineral density in the hip region of their thigh bones, than nondrinkers or heavy drinkers.
Protects teeth – A glass of red wine can kill these dangerous acidic bacteria causing cavities and gingivitis in your mouth, promoting good dental health.
Fosters good eyesight – Antioxidants in red wine prevent age-related deterioration of eye muscles such as macular degeneration or failing eyesight.