It’s a great day to celebrate wine because today is Drink Wine Day! Did you know that there are actually benefits to drinking wine, especially the red variety? Red wine has been studied extensively over many years with impressive findings!
Here are just some of the benefits to drinking wine:
1. Anti-aging properties
Researchers from Harvard Medical School reported that resveratrol is the compound found to have the beneficial anti-aging effect.
2. Eliminates Stress
Doctors suggest having a single glass of wine at dinner can have a calming effect.
3. Preventing breast cancer
Red wine has been found to reduce estrogen levels while raising testosterone in premenopausal women which in turn lowers the risk of developing breast cancer. This information was found by researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
4. Preventing dementia
A team from Loyola University Medical Center found that resveratrol reduces the stickiness of blood platelets, which helps keep the blood vessels open and flexible which helps maintain a good blood supply to the brain.
5. Raising levels of omega-2 fatty acids
The IMMIDIET study found that regular, moderate wine drinkers had higher blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids. The omega-3 fatty acid which is typically derived from eating fish is known to protect against coronary heart disease.
6. Increases a women’s sex drive
A new study performed in Italy that recorded data from 800 women aged 18 to 50 revealed that the compounds that are present in red wine may actually enhance levels of sexual desire in women more so than the chemicals found in other alcoholic beverages. The findings were published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine.
There are many other benefits that come from moderately drinking red wine so go ahead, have a glass of wine and celebrate the benefits!
*Please do your research if you would like to know all the other benefits of drinking red wine and if it’s suitable for you.