The Amazing Health Benefits of Drinking Red Wine

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The health benefits of red wine have been debated for some time. Many believe that a glass each day is a valuable part of a healthy diet, while others think wine is somewhat overrated. Studies have repeatedly shown that moderate red wine consumption seems to lower the risk of several diseases, including heart disease.

What Is Red Wine and How Is It Made?
Red wine is made by fermenting dark-colored, whole grapes. It is high in antioxidants, and drinking moderate amounts has been shown to be good for health.

The French Paradox
Some people believe that red wine is responsible for the good health of the French population and that it is the main explanation for the French paradox. The true reason behind the good health of the French is probably the fact that they eat more whole foods and live overall healthier lifestyles.

Red Wine Contains Powerful Plant Compounds and Antioxidants, Including Resveratrol
The powerful plant compounds in red wine have been linked with many health benefits, including reduced inflammation, lower risk of heart disease and cancer, and extended lifespan.

Red Wine May Lower the Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke and Early Death
Drinking 1–2 glasses of red wine each day may lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. However, high amounts may increase the risk.

Other Health Benefits of Drinking Red Wine
Reduced risk of cancer
Reduced risk of dementia
Reduced risk of depression
Reduced insulin resistance
Reduced risk of type 2 diabetes in women

Should You Drink Red Wine? If Yes, How Much?
Moderate intake of red wine is defined as 1-2 glasses per day. It is also recommended that you have at least 1–2 days a week without alcohol.

Drink Moderately
Article information courtesy of Healthline