Did you know that wine can be good for you? In this article, we discuss how wine can be good for your health. Read on.
Alcohol, in general, has certain health benefits, like reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, as well as decreasing the risk of developing gallstones.
Now before you hit the bottle – these benefits only work if you are a moderate drinker – in women this means 1 glass a day.
Here are some benefits of various types of wine:
Red wine contains the most reversterol – the antioxidant found in wine skin that may up the drink’s heart-healthy qualities by preventing blood vessel damage as well as reducing LDL cholesterol.
Red wine also contains flavonoids, another important antioxidant.
Red wine has also been found to lower cholesterol and lower blood pressure.
White wine may be beneficial to your lungs. Research has shown that drinking white wine helps keep lung tissues healthy.
According to a study by the American Thoracic Society, people who drank between one and three glasses a day had overall better lung function than those who drank red wine, or other alcoholic beverages.
Researchers believe that this may be because white wine soaks up the toxins in the blood, reducing inflammation of the airwaves in the process. This helps protect the lungs.
Did you know that sparkling wine actually has the same benefits as red wine as bubbly is often made of red and white grapes?
Also, Champagne was found to have as many of those beneficial polyphenols as a cup of hot chocolate!
Another plus point – a glass of sparkling contains fewer calories than red or white — only 80 calories vs. around 120.
Serving sizes for sparkling wine are also generally smaller than other alcoholic beverages too, keeping the calorie count even lower.
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