You’ve probably heard that a glass of red wine a day keeps the doctor away. If you’re on the Paleo diet, it is acceptable to drink a glass of red wine with a meal, but you know that you must limit your consumption because of the sugars and alcohol it contains. So is red wine really beneficial to health? Recent research clearly shows that red wine can benefit your health when consumed in right quantity. Here are some of the health benefits you get by enjoying one glass of red wine a day:
Lower cholesterol level- Red wine is prepared from red grapes contain that high amounts of fibers which help to decrease cholesterol level in body up to significant amount. The results of recent surveys on different people show that that the participants with high cholesterol level experienced a drop of 9% to 12% by just consuming a glass of red wine for few days.
Prevention of tooth decay- Red wine helps to prevent your tooth from decaying. It hardens enamel resulting in the prevention of bacteria growth and tooth decay. Red wine contains polyphenols that help to reduce gum inflammation.
Cancer prevention- Researches show that drinking red wine in moderate amount reduces the risk of cancer to some extent. Red wine is great source of different antioxidants that aid in preventing the oxidative damage of body cells. An antioxidant found in red wine helps to prevent lung cancer. Another antioxidant named resveratrol prevents heart diseases and kills cancer cells. It penetrates cancerous cells initiating apoptosis, a process resulting in the death of a cancer cell. Consumption of red wine also helps to lower the risk of breast cancer in females.
Blood sugar control- Red grapes are rich source of resveratrol which helps to regulate blood sugar levels in body. Research shows that resveratrol helps to stimulate the secretion of insulin and balance the sugar level in body.
Anti-aging- Red wine is rich source of antioxidants that help to protect the cells from decaying. This slows signs of aging by reducing wrinkles and fine lines. A glass of wine a day helps your skin to have a healthy natural glow.
Heart health- Red wine helps to reduce the amount of saturated fat that is accumulated in arteries. It also contains flavonoids which protect you from cardiovascular diseases. Wine in moderation helps to increase HDL cholesterol which is beneficial against heart diseases. Red wine also helps to maintain the flexibility of blood vessels and reduces the risk of clotting.
Memory sharpener- Due to older age or busy lifestyle, many people often suffer from a weak memory. Resveratrol helps to boost your brain and sharpen your memory. Resveratrol also helps in the formation of beta amyloid protein which is responsible for Alzheimer’s.