Health benefits of drinking wine

Health benefits of drinking wine

Do you like to enjoy a glass of wine with the dinner? We have good news for you, not only that a glass of wine can de-stress you after a hard day at work, it also has some health benefits.

Antioxidants that can be found in wine have shown positive effects on human health. Apparently it’s not indifferent which one are you drinking. According to numerous studies, red wines are healthier than the white ones, because they contain more antioxidants, especially tannin. 

Tannin prevents cardiovascular diseases and decrease the number of cancer cells. It’s also the one that gives a specific dry and astringent taste to the wine. An antioxidant polyphenol lowers the level of bad cholesterol (LDL) and prevents cardiovascular diseases.

Resveratrol, that can be found in the skin of red grapes, has the most health benefits among antioxidants presented in wine. Resveratrol lowers blood glucose, sharpens memory, and reduces the risk of heart diseases. Since heart diseases and depression have similar protective and risk factors, Spanish researchers came to the conclusion that wine may even reduce the risk of depression.

Red wine has also anti-aging properties, so it can extend the length of life and prevent the growth of fat cells. Therefore wine makes you look younger and slimmer.


Health benefits of drinking wine

Now before you go and empty the whole bottle, you must realize that only moderate drinking has positive effects on health. Heavy drinking can lead to liver cirrhosis, heart disease, obesity, sleeping disorders, and infertility. If you are wondering how much is “moderate”, according to the expert’s one glass (5 ounce or 150 ml) of wine for women and two glasses of wine for men daily.

Cheers to your health!


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14 responses to “Health benefits of drinking wine”

    • Hi Anya, thank you for your comment. We love to drink wine as well 🙂 after learning about health benefits of drinking wine we enjoy to drink wine, even more.

  1. I think drinking it in moderation is the key, so I am glad you specified 4-8 ounces a day. It can easily become unhealthy if you consume much more. I think it is amazing what this can do for your body though. My mother has lived a long healthy life using this method.

  2. Hi Urska,
    Thank you so much for such a nice and informative article about health benefits of wine. Before reading this article I was confused about the health value of drinking wine and I was thinking Wine is bad for health. But after reading your post, I’ve got huge information about the health value of wine. Thanks again for your great effort on this post.

  3. Everything have positive as well as negative impact as it applies in wine also drinking it in limit is the key of healthy life as if you start drinking it in over limit can harm your body as well as it will affect your life too .

    • Indeed, that’s why we have stated that only moderate drinking has positive effects on health. 😉 Moderation is the key!

  4. Thanks for sharing the useful information. Imagine taking a sip of wine at the end of a hard day’s work — just relaxing 🙂 . There are certain misconceptions regarding the pros and cons of drinking wine when it comes to ladies. Most of it stemming from the old traditions. But truth be told, wine does have some special properties and effects which are of special concern to ladies. Being rich in anti-oxidants, wine can help ladies in slowing down skin aging. It can also improve skin texture and glow.

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