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Why Is Red Wine Good For Cholesterol?

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Wine is one of the elements present in most tables at lunch or dinner; even, it usually makes a show on great occasions, reserving the best wines for special moments. And, although it should be taken in moderation, we are talking about a “food” that may affect positively our health.

Positive effects of wine on health

As we have seen in other posts, there are many health benefits from consuming a glass of wine in our daily diet. From improving the health of the gums to improving the mood and reducing fatigue. However, in this case, we want to focus on how wine helps us reduce cholesterol.

Resveratrol: the miracle chemical

Wine is rich in many nutrients, but above all, in polyphenols. One of the most effective in the fight against cholesterol is resveratrol. It is a chemical substance rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are essential in preventing the formation of clots.

According to a study done by a Spanish institute Mayo Clinic, drinking red wine or sherry has health benefits such as, preventing blood clots in veins and, therefore, avoid cardiovascular problems and “bad” cholesterol.

Vitamin E and nutrients

On the other hand, and continuing with the benefits of wine in cardiovascular health, it is worth noting that red wine is rich in many nutrients. Vitamin E is ideal for people with heart problems or to prevent them. It has been proven that vitamin E is capable of cleaning our blood, which also prevents clots while protecting the tissues of blood vessels.

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Pruno 2016: Based on 90% of Tinta Fina and 10% of Cabernet Sauvignon, one of the secrets of Pruno emerges precisely in the 64 hectares owned by Finca Villacreces in the “Golden Mile” of the Ribera del Duero. 

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El Molar 2016: In a region with a hot and dry climate, where the brand’s winemakers mainly cultivate Monastrell grapes, El Molar 2016 stands out like a shiny diamond for its fruity touch.

One beer a day may help reduce the risk of heart attack

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The title says it all: one beer a day can help reduce your risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular problems. That is the conclusion of the study presented by the Pennsylvania State University at the last meeting of the American Heart Association, the world’s largest cardiology referent.

The study in question was based on the analysis of blood samples of 80 thousand adults contrasted with their habits of consumption of alcoholic beverages during each quarter of the last 6 years. These blood samples allowed researchers to measure, among other factors, high-density lipoprotein levels. Indeed, maintaining healthy levels of this lipoprotein (better known as “good cholesterol”) helps prevent clogged arteries, a major cause of stroke and cardiovascular disease.

The results show that people with moderate alcohol consumption, equal to one or two pints per day, maintain a healthy level of “good” cholesterol. This positive effect was more noticeable in the blood samples of regular beer drinkers than in those with a predilection for other alcoholic beverages.

In contrast, no similar effect was observed in abstainers or those who drank a higher dose of alcohol. It is, without a doubt, an argument that supports the conclusion of the benefits of consuming a daily beer. “A reason to raise our arm and toast, although it is probably best to do it only once,” said Shue Huang, lead author of the study.

While this is one of the largest studies in this area, it is not the only one. In fact, in Uvinum we had already talked about the positive effects of moderate consumption of beer on other items: from its stimulating qualities to brain activity and memory, to reducing health problems such as cardiovascular disease, arthritis or ageing the skin.

There is no doubt that this good news will delight all those people who enjoy drinking a cold beer with their friends when leaving work. Here is to them all: Cheers!

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Westmalle Tripel  is made by Brasserie Des Trappistes Van Westmalle with its origins in Belgium with warm fermenting and presents an alcohol content of 9.5%.

 

 

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Rochefort 10 is produced by L’Abbaye de Rochefort native of Belgium with warm fermenting and has an alcoholic content of 11%.