Many people enjoy relaxing while having a glass of wine after a long day at work. What they may not know is that, without realizing it, they are benefiting from some really curious properties that that sweet nectar brings us. Although only moderate consumption is recommended, the wine can be included in any healthy diet and is fully compatible with a balanced and healthy diet.
Here are some of the benefits of red wine that no doubt lovers of this drink will appreciate.
It is associated with a longer life
A study conducted by the Harvard Medical School concluded that the Resveratrol, one of the most characteristic compounds in red wine, greatly helps to prevent and treat those diseases related to aging. Surprisingly, the study showed that resveratrol actually prolonged life in mice. Research is currently underway to learn more about how this characteristic can be applied conveniently in humans.
Improves physical performance in a natural way
Although it seems a little contradictory, according to a study conducted by the University of Alberta, it has been discovered that resveratrol improves the performance of our body during the practice of physical exercise thanks to the cardiac and muscular activation it produces in our body. Of course, athletes should not drink wine before exercising, however, including it moderately in the diet can have a positive effect on their performance.
Contributes to keep the liver healthy
Although an excessive consumption of alcohol is very harmful to the liver, the researchers from the University of California have discovered that drinking a glass of wine a day decreases the risk of suffer liver diseases that are not related to alcohol.
Fight the bacteria and microbes that cause acne
Wine has useful antimicrobial properties in the fight against acne according to a study published in Dermatology and Therapy. As stated in the study, acne is the response of our immune system to bacteria, so the antimicrobial characteristics of red wine fight acne directly from the root.
Protects our teeth from the bacteria
Although those people who consume wine complain about the stains they produce on their teeth, they are sure to change their minds on knowing the antimicrobial properties that will keep their mouth healthy and free of bacteria.
Improves our heart health
Wine is good for the heart, and not just because you make it easier to fall in love. There are several studies that demonstrate how a moderate consumption of red wine is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular diseases and heart attacks.
Improves mental agility
The Washington Post published a study which showed that older women who drank moderately red wine had greater mental agility compared to women who did not. The researchers explained that alcohol protects the brain, improving blood flow and therefore, reducing the risk of brain diseases.
] A Spanish study showed that people who drink between two and seven glasses of red a week are less likely to suffer from depression. The study warns that overcoming the seven maximum glasses of wine a week can have an opposite effect and increase the chances of suffering from this disease.
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