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Wine is a very popular drink and not only due to its taste, but also due to manyhealth 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 alsosaid that wine could be used as a nutritive supplement and as a diuretic. Wine'scurative abilities became known to people in the 1410, when the first bookson this issue were published. Studies state that a life of an individual can bemade longer and the health can be improved by consuming wine regularly. Wine has never been connected with toxins, but with a remedy. However, many peoplewere denied of these health benefits during the Great Prohibition in theAmerica. But a French Paradox showed that by drinking wine, the risks of developing some heartdisease can be lowered. These statements were issued due to the research inwhich people from the Southern France area participated and they had fewerproblems with the heart than Americans whose diet included a lot of foods rich infat. Mostly in America, but around the world as well, many studies wereconducted on the health benefits of wine and the majority of them were confirmed during thesestudies.

Health Benefits

Moderate and regular drinking of wine is associated with several healthbenefits. Some of them are reduced chances of stroke, colorectal tumor, commoncold, senile dementia, and some cancer types. The seeds and the skin of thegrapes have given the wine antioxidant abilities and they are connectedwith the improvement of the cardiovascular system. Flavonoids are antioxidantsthat can decrease the coronary heart disease chances. Diseases such as Parkinson’sand Alzheimer’s disease can be treated with wine, which is also associated withthe cancer and tumor development. Flavonoids are at their highestlevel 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 grapejuice, 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 bereduced with the use of wine, along with the formation of plaques in arteries andblood clotting, and all of this occurs due to the increase of HDL cholesterol, whichis good cholesterol. Males who are healthy and do not have medicalproblems can drink 2 servings, while females should drink 1 serving daily.This will bring the maximum effect of the benefits. Also, if you are sufferingfrom certain medical illness, do not drink wine.

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