The Truth About the Daily Consumption of Wine

The Truth About the Daily Consumption of Wine

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wine ( resveratrol ) -  by Dr. Nuwanthi Fernando

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 Moderate consumption of wine has several health benefits to the human body. Wine contains a compound called resveratrol which is believed to have various positive effects on our health. Apart from being a way of relaxation and mental happiness, drinking 1-2 glasses of wine daily can boost your physical health and reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, hypertension and diabetes type 2. Furthermore, Wine has a role in increasing bone density which decreases the chance of osteoporosis particularly in old women who may be more liable to this condition.
Psychological and cognitive effects:
A recent study of drinking wine in young adults confirmed that wine is a cause of a higher IQ and Brain cognitive functions. Moreover, a light consumption of this beverage has a significant role in enhancing our psychological health and mental happiness. Wine can be found in celebrations and social events as the drink that relieve tension and bring smiles to faces contributing to our psychological health and social status.Role of wine in Type 2 Diabetes:Wine has a potential effect in treating hyperglycemia in addition to its antioxidant activity and role in lowering cholesterol level which all decrease the mortality rate from Type 2 Diabetes. This role is mediated by inhibiting two enzymes α‐amylase and α‐glucosidase leading to management of postprandial hyperglycemia for type 2 diabetes. Therefore, wine is considered an antidiabetic agent and help reduce the associated complications of cellular oxidative stress that result from hyperglycemia.However, this positive role is related to a moderate consumption of wine as the overconsumption is not advised as said by Graham S. Hillis, director of the cardiovascular division at the George Institute and senior staff cardiologist at Concord Hospital Sydney.Cardiac disease:Red wine can lower the risk of coronary heart disease mortality. This is because of its antioxidant and anti-platelet activities that improve the blood circulation and enhance the health of the heart. Moreover, by controlling hyperglycemia, lowering Cholesterol level, and the antiplatelet effect of resveratrol, it reduces the risk of developing atherosclerosis which is the main cause of coronary heart diseases. Despite these benefits, the American heart association doesn’t recommend drinking for non-drinker or those who are at risk for alcoholism. But it is advised only for those who are used to drink to continue light drinking for beneficial effects for heart health.Antioxidant activity:Being an antioxidant alone can be considered a great health benefit of wine. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicles in our cells, which lower the risk of developing cancer and act as anti-aging. Thanks to the antioxidant effect, the risk of developing breast cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer and be decreased by drinking a glass of wine daily according to Harvard Medical School. Furthermore, Resveratrol which is especially found in red wines has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects and is confirmed by a recent study to protect against various types of cancer and act as a potent anti-aging.Anti-hypertensive effects:The anti-platelet effect of Resveratrol improves blood flow and help control blood pressure for hypertensive patients. In addition, since it is a strong anti-inflammatory, wine is proved by researchers to be a neuroprotective agent preserving CNS from stroke, traumatic brain damage and spinal cord injury. The antioxidant activity of wine also contributes to its role in preventing hypertension complication as it improves the quality of blood circulation. On the other hand, excessive consumption of wine can bring opposite effects resulting in higher risk of developing stroke. so, moderate consumption of is always recommendedimprove bone Density:Resveratrol is considered a natural osteogenic and osteoinductive compound which is crucial for a well-mineralized bone. It may be better than other pharmacological agents such as hormone replacement therapy which may be a risk factor for cancer, cardiac diseases, and stroke. Thus, researchers now suggest depending on Resveratrol as a preventive measure for osteoporosis, arthritis and metabolic bone disease in postmenopausal women. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

The truth about the daily consumption of wine

by Dr. Mariangel Leota

Drinking a glass of red wine, a day can do a lot for our overall health. But remember, always with moderation and balance. A daily glass of this natural tribute and bewitching taste will accompany your dishes and greatly improve your well-being

Many doctors advise their patients to drink red wine every day, because it does good to health, especially because it reduces the risk of suffering from cancer and is beneficial for the cardiovascular system. Of course, they refer to only one cup.

Many people follow that advice to the letter but do not always know the true reasons why the professional recommends that action. It is time to know all the benefits of wine, especially its main component: resveratrol.

The wine comes from the fermentation of grapes, a superfruit with a large number of nutrients and powerful antioxidants. 

When this fruit is fermented, the antioxidants are strengthened, becoming stronger and with a greater health effect for the organism.

In addition to the formation of other compounds that are highly healthy, such as phenolic compounds, which act as natural antibiotics, in addition to anthocyanins, antioxidants specialized in lowering cholesterol and preventing the impact of the sun’s ultraviolet rays on the skin.

One of the main nutrients of the wine is resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant component with important health benefits.

Resveratrol, discovered only a few years ago, is probably the most valued ingredient so far to fight against the aging of the body. Resveratrol combats and cancels to a large extent the effect of numerous cholesterols of the diet by means of red wine. But Resveratrol is not just a degreaser. Its action is beneficial for cardiovascular function in its entirety. It maintains the endothelium and substantially reduces the risks of cardiovascular diseases.

The Resveratrol molecule is also a weapon against the formation of cancer cells, in particular, in the breast or in the prostate. It is also an anti-inflammatory that seems to become especially effective in the traumas resulting from cerebral infarcts.

Benefits of wine consumption

Delays aging

One of the main benefits of wine is its power to slow aging and reduce the impact of wrinkles, according to recent medical research on resveratrol, a compound found in the skin of red grapes, has a powerful effect that delays aging, always with a moderate consumption and it seems that it is one of the causes of longevity in areas with high consumption of red wine. Its consumption has brought great results as in France and Spain.

Prevents degenerative disease

There are many studies that show that drinking red wine in a moderate but constant way, means that we can prevent dementia and degenerative diseases of our brain.

The powerful antioxidant effect of the anthocyanins in grapes helps to prevent the damage caused by aging on brain cells. The daily consumption of wine prevents the degeneration of the cells avoiding diseases such as Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease.

Prevents gingivitis

If you are one of those people whose gums bleed, do not hesitate and accompany your meals with a glass of red wine. There are compounds present in grapes that, when fermented in wine, have the virtue of preventing the appearance of streptococci and bacteria linked to caries as well as being very effective against gingivitis.

Phenolic compounds in wine prevent the proliferation of bacteria that invade the gums and teeth causing painful gingivitis. Treating gingivitis on time prevents much more important dental diseases.

Protects against serious sunburn

Anthocyanin is a powerful antioxidant found in grapes, it is a specialized pigment able to avoid the impact of ultraviolet rays on this fruit. At the time of consumption, its function is similar in the body, helping to prevent the effect of the sun’s ultraviolet rays on the skin. The daily consumption of wine, prevents the negative effects of the sun on the skin, avoiding burns and spots caused by ultraviolet rays.

Fight fatigue

Resveratrol is a natural energizer. This is one of the most famous benefits of this millenary drink, being a natural and special energizer for workers. The effect of wine stimulant is positive for people suffering from fatigue.

Stimulates the production of endorphins

A delicious wine in a family or among close friends, increases the stimulation of endorphins, increasing the feeling of pleasure and well-being. Being among family or with the closest friends enjoying a glass of wine, has the same pleasant and relaxing effect as a day of exercises because the same number of endorphins is released, the hormone related to well-being and happiness.

Reduce cholesterol by drinking red wine

Recognized worldwide for its positive effects on cardiovascular health, red wine is also related to significantly lower the level of bad cholesterol in the body. Studies conducted in a population of 45-55 years determined that the daily consumption of a glass of wine, significantly reduced the excess of harmful cholesterol in the arteries, reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

The wine should be taken in moderation, a small glass a day is enough, alcohol abuse is also related to many cardiovascular diseases.

Prevents Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

The powerful effect of polyphenols acts on the body avoiding urinary tract infections. The wine contains polyphenols that act as a natural antibiotic, preventing urinary tract infections, especially in women and diabetics, where the immune system is more compromised.

Red wine is an ally to lose weight

Red wine is a perfect ally to lose weight, so they have affirmed experts in nutrition that point out the important nutritional characteristics of the wine, its low content of calories, besides being to produce a feeling of satiety, reducing the impact of the anxiety to eat desperately.

The multiple benefits of wine, such as being a natural energizer and reducing cholesterol, is a perfect ally to lose weight.

It increases memory capacit

Red wine has also been related to the enhancement of brain capacities, among them, improving cognitive processes. Drinking a glass of wine can be very beneficial before reading a book or if you are studying for an exam.

The complete relaxation it offers, in addition to making reading comprehension much easier and of being able to memorize much more knowledge, make it a special one to enhance the brain.

It is believed that the antioxidant compounds in wine also prevent hardening of the arteries of the brain.

Clean your palate after an excellent meal

Among the most popular effects of wine, is its wonderful ability to cleanse the palate during meals with strong flavors.

Reduces the risk of death

In Europe, research claims that the consumption of between 22 and 32 grams of alcohol per day has a “protective” effect on health, avoiding mortality from many causes.

Decreases the effect of the cigarette

The wine would serve to regulate the damages generated by tobacco in the blood vessels, either to relax or to vasodilate. Above all, it has positive effects on the endothelium, a layer of cells that reduce friction between the lymphatic and blood vessels, and in the heart.

Anticoagulant and antithrombotic effects

This is not only achieved by drinking wine every day, but it has been detected that sporadic consumers have a lower amount of fibrinogen protein, which promotes the formation of blood clots.

Prevents the appearance of atherosclerosis

This is one of the diseases caused by the degeneration of the arteries. Wine can counteract your symptoms and can even prevent it from appearing.

Atherosclerosis happens when blood vessels lose their ability to relax.

The alcohol of this drink helps the vessels to remain healthy thanks to the formation of nitric oxide, a fundamental substance in vascular relaxation.

Balances blood pressure

While it is known that excessive consumption of alcohol causes hypertension, drinking a glass of wine a day (150 ml) has the opposite effect for people suffering from this problem since it lowers the tension after a meal.

A daily drink, the special recipe

The wine is healthy when it is drunk in the appropriate amounts (which, according to experts, is one glass per day). But attention, because it is about drinking any wine: the variety must be red. It is not a matter of consuming it at the time you want: it has to be during dinner or lunch.

All this was concluded after several studies in which it was concluded that a glass of red wine a day would help prevent many cardiovascular diseases, both in men and women. Drinking wine would help to treat ailments and disorders such as diabetes, dementia or osteoporosis.

Although wine is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages in the world, these advantages have not been discovered for so long. Before, you drank just to have fun, relax, attend banquets or enjoy a family reunion.

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