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The Health Benefits of Wine
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by: Woman Today

Doesn't it seem that the things you most love to eat and drink sooner or later turn out to be bad for you? Wine is an exception. In fact, independent studies conducted around the world over the last thirty years suggest that consuming moderate amounts of wine (one to three glasses per day), has been found to be beneficial to one's health. Here's why:

  1. Moderate wine drinking lowers the risk of coronary heart disease.

  • Prevents arterial clotting. Wine, especially red wine, contains phenolics found in tannin, in the pigment of dark-skinned grapes and in certain flavor compounds called flavonoids, which have been found to posses antioxidant properties that may help prevent clotting of the arteries and other internal blood clots (such as those that cause stokes). Wine's ability to inhibit the clotting activity of platelets, a condition known as thrombosis, substantially reduces the risk of heart attack.

  • Improves cholesterol levels. Fatty food is the main culprit of heart disease. Studies have shown that drinking wine with your meal can counter the adverse effects of fat in your bloodstream. Both the alcohol and phenolics found in wine alter blood lipid (fat) levels by lowering your overall cholesterol and by raising the level of HDL, the so-called good cholesterol in your blood.

  • Lowers blood preasure and reduces the risk of stroke. High blood pressure contributes to coronary heart disease and mortality. A recent Harvard study claims that the lowest blood pressure levels were found in people who consumed 1-3 glasses of wine per day, even factoring in such things as smoking, a family history of hypertension, adjustments for pulse rate, medication use, etc. Just as moderate wine drinking benefits the heart by helping to prevent the formation of arterial plaque (which can clog arteries and blood clotting. Those who drink white or red wine enjoy dramatically reduced risk of the most common type of stroke.

  1. Wine and aging/mortality .
    A study of wine health benefits conducted for 12 years in Copenhagen found a 49 percent reduction in mortality among the participants who drank 3-5 glasses of wine a day. These benefits were derived from the flavonoids' antioxidant properties that significally prevented disease of the heart as well as some forms of cancer.

  2. Wine and Cancer .
    There are compounds in our body called free radicals, which are highly reactive forms of molecules that can weaken the cell walls, thus allowing those cell to oxidize. When cell are oxidized, they die or are subject to mutation, which can mean cancer. Phenolics, found mostly in red wine, block these free radicals thus preventing harmful oxidation. Antioxidants have been proven to decrease the incidence of many forms of cancer.

  3. Wine and bacterial diseases .
    Wine can protect you from bacterial diseases caused by ingesting tainted shellfish, contaminated water and spoiled meat or poultry. The three bacteria studied were E.coli, salmonella and shingella. Wine kills these bacteria. A test was conducted using pure alcohol, tequila and bismuth salicytate (active ingredient of Pepto Bismol) to see what effect each has on 10 million colony forming units of shingella, salmonella and E.coli. Wine was most effective in destroying these bacteria, with Pepto Bismol as second best, alcohol and tequila as third.

  4. Wine and other illnesses .
    Wine was found to lower the risk of bone and joint disease, the likelihood of diabetes and gallstone disease. Lastly, wine helps calm the nerves and helps one to unwind and relax. It soothes those tired brain cells at the end of a hard day's work.

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