Wine is one of the world’s oldest drinks. Its history dates back thousands of years, and while drinking to excess any alcoholic beverage is dangerous for health, it is scientifically proven that drinking a glass of red wine per day brings its benefits.
Reducing the risk of death in many cases: European researchers argue that moderate daily consumption of red wine (22-32 g of alcohol) has a good effect on mortality. According to studies carried out in France, UK, Finland and Denmark, moderate consumption of wine is more beneficial than beer or other spirits.
Smoking: Smoking damages the natural ability of blood vessels to relax, what is called vasodilation. Red wine, with or without alcohol , decreases the harmful effects of tobacco consumption in the endothelium – layer of cells that reduces friction in the lining of lymph vessels , blood vessels and heart.
Heart problems: One of the most known and recognized wine consumption virtues is the protective effect on the heart. Indeed, the moderate and regular consumption of red wine can be preventive in the heart and cardiovascular problems. Scientists believe the red wine reduces the risk because it minimizes the production of low density lipoprotein (LDL) and the formation of high density lipoprotein (HDL).
Blood clots: Red wine produced an anticoagulant action or anti -thrombotic. Occasional or moderate wine consumers show a lower level of fibrinogen proteins that are responsible for the formation of blood clots.
Hypertension: Excessive alcohol consumption is generally considered a risk factor for hypertension. However, clinical trials show positive effects of red wine on blood pressure. Two glasses of red wine (250 ml), while eating, reduces blood pressure after meals.
Kidney Stones: wine consumption reduces the risk of kidney stone formation.
Alzheimer’s disease: The moderate consumption of wine is often put forward in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers have shown that resveratrol, a polyphenol found in red wine, has neuroprotective effects.
Thus, I will not conclude by saying that everyone should drink wine every day, but it can be worth if you are in one of the situations above. Therefore, let’s all buy wine!
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Château Phélan Segur 2012
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