Wine drinkers are on to something. Drinking wine, at least in recommended amounts every day, is good for your health. Various studies made the potential benefits of wine show that one glass or two of drink every day can improve your health.
Drinking wine can be a stress reliever. It helps you relax after a long, busy day. But it does not only promote relaxation. Research suggests that individuals who have two to seven drinks of wine every week are less susceptible to developing depression. So the next time you are feeling the blues, you may want to have that one glass of wine to give your mood a boost.
Reduces cholesterol levels
Resveratrol, which is one of the substances found in red wine, purportedly helps in lowering LDL and increasing the good cholesterol HDL. The key is to drink wine in moderation meaning to get the potential benefits, you have to make sure that you stick to recommended amounts – one glass of wine every day for women and two glasses at most for men.
Lowers the risk Type 2 diabetes
Research conducted to over 300,000 individuals over a period of 12 years revealed that those who drink moderately were less prone to developing type 2 diabetes. Resveratrol is again believed to be one of the factors that help in lowering the risk developing the disease.
Helps you live longer
A research conducted in Finland shows that individuals who drink wine have lower mortality rate by as much as 34%. This is further supported by a discovery where people living in a certain area in the island of Ikarios tend to live longer than most. A look into their lifestyle revealed that drinking wine is part of their every day routines.
Reduces risks of certain types of cancer
Studies show that drinking moderate amounts of red wine can cut the risk of certain types of cancer. Red wine is believed to help in inhibiting aromatase, which is useful to breast tumors and thus could potentially increase the risk of cancer. Drinking wine in moderation can also lower the risks of colon cancer and prostate cancer.
Improves body functions like exercise
According to researchers from the University of Alberta, resveratrol in red wine promotes brain, bone, and heart function. The beneficial effects are similar to what exercise triggers in the body. It is said that drinking a glass of red wine can have the potential benefits you get from one hour of exercise at the gym.