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Why red wine does a heart good


Wine is a very popular drink and not only due to its taste, but also due to many health benefits associated with this drink. Problems like fever could be cured with the use of wine, at least this is what Hippocrates stated a long time ago. He also said that wine could be used as a nutritive supplement and as a diuretic. Wine's curative abilities became known to people in the 1410, when the first books on this issue were published. Studies state that a life of an individual can be made longer and the health can be improved by consuming wine regularly. Wine has never been connected with toxins, but with a remedy. However, many people were denied of these health benefits during the Great Prohibition in the America. But a French Paradox showed that by drinking wine, the risks of developing some heart disease can be lowered. These statements were issued due to the research in which people from the Southern France area participated and they had fewer problems with the heart than Americans whose diet included a lot of foods rich in fat. Mostly in America, but around the world as well, many studies were conducted on the health benefits of wine and the majority of them were confirmed during these studies.

Health Benefits

Moderate and regular drinking of wine is associated with several health benefits. Some of them are reduced chances of stroke, colorectal tumor, common cold, senile dementia, and some cancer types. The seeds and the skin of the grapes have given the wine antioxidant abilities and they are connected with the improvement of the cardiovascular system. Flavonoids are antioxidants that can decrease the coronary heart disease chances. Diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease can be treated with wine, which is also associated with the cancer and tumor development. Flavonoids are at their highest level in the Cabernet Sauvignon. It is also important to know that less flavonoid mean that the wine is sweeter. Antioxidant properties are also attributed to the non-alcoholic and grape juice, but lowering of the LDL cholesterol cannot be done with grape juice as it can with red wine. Fat deposits lead to blood vessel damage and this can be reduced with the use of wine, along with the formation of plaques in arteries and blood clotting, and all of this occurs due to the increase of HDL cholesterol, which is good cholesterol. Males who are healthy and do not have medical problems can drink 2 servings, while females should drink 1 serving daily. This will bring the maximum effect of the benefits. Also, if you are suffering from certain medical illness, do not drink wine.

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