In the last couple of years, alcohol is both hated and loved at the same time. It is often thought as a bad thing, especially when you see someone suffering from various conditions that are caused by alcohol, while, on the other hand, most of us enjoy drinking from time to time. However, the interesting thing is that various experts and doctors recommend drinking alcohol – in moderation, of course. As you probably already know, there are hundreds of different alcoholic drinks, some having more alcohol than the others, but they all have something in common – they can be good for our health, if consumed in moderation.
In this article, we are going to discuss about the health benefits of wine – one of the most popular alcoholic drinks in the world – thousands and thousands of litters are consumed every day and it can cost from a few dollars per bottle to thousands of dollars per bottle. Over the years, there were hundreds of researches that studied how wine affects our body when we drink it and the results are amazing – these researches found out that wine can improve our immunity, help us cope with stress and even have a part in cancer prevention.
There are many health benefits of drinking wine, but we have chosen only the top five:
It is good for your heart
Many researches in the last couple of years have shown that wine, when consumed in moderation can reduce significantly the risk of heart disease. The research became famous when revealed that French people, known for drinking wine daily, have one of the lowest heart attack rates in the world.
It can help you fight of diseases
The skin of red grapes contains resveratrol, known for helping people with diabetes regulate the levels of sugar in their blood and lower the blood glucose levels. Furthermore, the same research has shown that adult men that consume four to seven glasses of red wine every week are less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
It helps prevent colds
The American Journal of Epidemiology published results of one research that has shown that the red wine can help prevent common colds. Around 4,700 people participated in this research (staff and faculty members of five Spanish universities), so you could say that they were very thorough.
It can help you fight obesity
When it comes to weight loss, wine is often avoided because of the higher amount of calories. However, this could change since, according to one research, wine can help control obesity. This research has shown that adults who drink wine from time to time are less likely to gain weight.
It improves your mood
This is something that you have probably known, but it is still on this list. Researches has shown that people who drink on average two to seven glasses of red wine every week are better with coping with stress and at the same time are less likely to be depressed.