You’ve no doubt heard it before… wine has antioxidants that can be beneficial. But what does that really mean for you? Today we’re sharing 25 fantastic benefits that will make you feel better about pouring that glass of wine tonight. But be sure to limit your intake to one or two glasses per day. Cheers!
1. Slows brain decline
Columbia University studies show that nondrinkers’ brain health declines at a faster rate than those who drink wine in moderation. Head over to Food and Wine to read more about this and other great benefits of wine.
2. Boosts HDL
According to the journal Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, scientists found that those who drank one or two glasses of wine per day had significantly higher HDL or “good cholesterol.” Read more over at WebMD.
3. Reduces heart attack risk
Red wine appears to dilate arteries and increase blood flow, therefore reducing the possibility of the most dangerous type of blood clots that cut off blood supply. Make your way over here to read more.
4. Resveratrol may help prevent obesity
Resveratrol, a polyphenyl, has been proven to help prevent obesity in mice… and more research is being done on humans. But of course, as usual, be sure to consume wine in moderation – because it also contains calories! Read more here.
5. Cuts risk of colon cancer
Studies have found that moderate consumption of wine (red wine especially) helps reduce the risk of colon cancer by a whopping 45%. Read more about this interesting subject over at Food and Wine.
6. May help slow the spread of liver cancer
Resveratrol may also aid in stopping the growth of cancerous cells in the liver, according to this article about liver health and wine in NutraIngredients.com Read all about this fascinating topic here.
7. It can help you lose weight
Yes, you read that right. It looks as if the compound piceattanol, which comes from resveratrol, could help prevent middle aged women from gaining weight, according to a Purdue study. Check out more information on this over at Post Crescent.