The subject of wine has been studied for decades and even though alcohol, in general, should be seen as a ‘threat’ to our health, it is scientifically proven that moderate consumption of wine is beneficial. And who are we to argue with science?
To make things clear, there is a big discrimination happening when it comes to benefits of wine. Even though white wine still has some health benefits, they are far more less than the ones found from the consumption of red wine. The reason for it is a limited incorporation of grape skins, that is the main source of healthy goodies, in the production of white wine comparing to the red.
Nonetheless, scientists have listed way too many reasons for you to enjoy a glass of wine but we’ve made it easier by sharing the main five:
1. Improves your mood and reduces the risk of depression
Even though this point might sound slightly vague to some, it is a big plus. A group of Spanish scientists has studied over 5,000 men and women over a period of 7 years only to find out that the ones who have moderately consumed wine on a regular basis were less likely to be diagnosed with depression.
2. Improves cognitive health and prevents dementia
Resveratrol, a compound that is found in the skins of grapes is a key to this benefit. It helps to keep the blood vessels flexible enough to promote a good supply of blood to the brain.
3. Prevents diabetes
According to the scientific findings, the moderate consumption of red wine could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 30 percent. The key word is moderate.
4. Improves your heart health
Resveratrol is also one of the key elements that are vital for your heart health accompanied by proanthocyanidins. The moderate consumption of red wine can not only reduce bad cholesterol but can also stabilize blood pressure.
5. Helps to slim down
Despite wine normally being cut off from any slimming program, the researchers from Purdue University do not agree. Apparently the same, magical compound resveratrol blocks insulin’s ability to activate genes that carry out further stages of fat cell formation. I guess we all know how to get that bikini body ready for the upcoming summer, don’t we?