Drinking wine in moderation, especially red wine has so many benefits that it will help you turn no matter what! Seriously, researches and studies are suggesting that wine may promote a longer lifespan, protect against certain cancers, improve mental health, and provide benefits to the heart. Hippocrates often referred wine as the “father of western medicine” promoting wine as part of a healthy diet.
All the health benefits associated with drinking wine listed below are only applicable to moderate drinking!
Resveratrol and procyanidins, compounds found in wine have anti-aging properties, keeping blood vessels healthy and contributing towards longer life spans. It also prevents dementia as resveratrol reduces the stickiness of blood platelets, which helps keep the blood vessels open and flexible. This helps maintain a good blood supply to the brain.
On and off the slopes, it will protect from severe sunburn! Wine and grape derivatives can help reduce the damaging effects of UV (ultraviolet) light. Scientists found that drinking wine acts like a trigger, boosting levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the body. It also improves lung function and prevents lung cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, blinding diseases, liver disease, and type 2 diabetes. Wine also protects from prostate cancer, reduces risk of depression and is good for disinfecting wounds and alleviate pain during childbirth.
While wine consumption appears to be good for the health, drinking too much can lead to depression, mental health problems, cardiomyopathy, arrhythmias, stroke, hypertension, fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, cirrhosis, several cancers, pancreatitis, and many other chronic diseases.