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Health Benefits of Drinking Wine


People have been enjoying drinking wine for centuries. Whether at home or out with loved ones, a glass of wine is always a welcome idea for many people. It is both a fun and relaxing way to wind down your day. Over the last few decades, the medical community has documented the health and social benefits of drinking wine. These experts argue that besides lubing our social interactions, drinking wine in moderation is [1] beneficial to our health.

In medieval times, monasteries believed that taking moderate red wine regularly helped their monks live longer. In renaissance times, people used wine for cooking and preserving food. They also mixed wine with herbs to use as medicine. Some used wine as a substitute for unsafe water. In modern times they take wine for its intoxicating effects and wellness properties.

In the more modern era, science has shown that there is truth to it. Here are some of the well-researched benefits of drinking red wine in moderation.

Helps with Cardiac Health

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are a life-threatening problem worldwide. Researchers have shown that consuming polyphenols can [2] help reduce the risk of CVD. Wines have polyphenols, found in flavonoids which also contain accepted antioxidant properties.

Polyphenols help protect the heart’s blood vessel lining. They do so by improving the function of the inner lining of your heart’s blood vessels. Drinking one or two glasses of wine each day helps lower the risk of CVDs. Drinking wine also helps decrease low-density lipoprotein (LDL), which is the bad cholesterol responsible for causing artery damage and plaque build-up.

Red wine also increases your body’s high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the good cholesterol which lowers your risk of heart disease. Also, wine is responsible for preventing the formation of blood clots. Who knew ?

Wine Keeps You Healthy

Red wine is rich in antioxidants, and the darker the grapes, the higher the levels of antioxidants, including epicatechin, proanthocyanidins, and catechin. Proanthocyanidins and resveratrol are the antioxidants responsible for keeping you healthy.

For a healthy lifestyle, consider adding a glass or two of red wine to your diet daily as it helps you get those beneficial antioxidants. Antioxidants keep you healthy by protecting your cells against free radicals that are responsible for various diseases, including the Big “C”, and heart diseases.

It is A Social Lubricant

Have you ever noticed how the conversation flows smoothly after a glass or two of wine? Large gatherings can be awkward and uncomfortable, especially for an introvert. However, research has shown that drinking wine in moderation while in a group setting boosts people’s emotions and improves their social bonding.

So, the next time you are in a big gathering, and you start to feel a little overwhelmed, grab a glass of wine to help you feel mellow and relaxed. Just remember to drink in moderation lest you start attracting all the attention to yourself as you do not want to be “that guy/girl” in front of your colleagues, and or significant other. Stay CHILL my friend.

Takeaway

Drinking wine in moderation has more benefits than potential harmful effects. A glass or two a day can help you remain healthy, get social without feeling nervous, and get in some of those elusive antioxidants. Do you enjoy having your drink every day but sometimes suffer the dreaded hangover the following day? We [3] can help you with that. Transdermal patches are designed to help you replace any key nutrients you might lose during alcohol consumption while getting rid of that pesky hangover.

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