Hello dear reader, I hope you’re having a pleasant day so far. If you clicked on this link, I’m fairly confident you drink alcohol. With that being said, I’m sure you’ve heard the rumours of wine (specifically red wine) being ‘the key to a long life‘.
I’m no doctor, but I’m happy to announce (and learn) that some of those rumours might actually be factual. If you’re a long-time reader, you probably know that certain alcohol like gin and brandy contain a surprising number of health benefits.
Similar to the aforementioned alcohol, wine does too. Without further ado, let’s get into what you clicked here for.
The Key To A Long Life?
Commonly believed to be a ‘healthy’ alcohol amongst the
old more experienced, the various benefits of drinking (red) wine are listed in the picture above. Each of these benefits exist due to several factors.
Before going any further, it’s important to note that red wine is made from crushed dark grapes – a relatively rich source of resveratrol which is a natural antioxidant in the skin of grapes.
One of the many purposes of antioxidants is to destroy free radicals, which are unstable atoms in our bodies that can damage cells, cause illness and speed up ageing.
All Smiles On Resveratrol
One thing which surprised me about the picture listing red wine’s benefits is the claim that it has the ability to ‘reduce the risk of depression’. Through some quick research I found out that is true to an extent and also helps with anxiety.
Remember resveratrol? Aside from destroying free radicals, this antioxidant also has the ability to reduce stress. Generally speaking, the less stressed out we are, the happier we’ll be – which also benefits our cardiovascular health in the long run.
On that note, resveratrol contains both anti-inflammatory and lipid (fat)-reducing properties which can assist in lowering the chances of suffering from heart problems and diabetes.
Should You Drink Wine Everyday?
After scrolling through several different websites, I’ve come to the consensus that it’s okay to have red wine everyday but just don’t overdo it. Apparently, the recommended dosage (for lack of a better term) for red wine is one glass a day.
That’s one glass – not one bottle, folks. The health benefits that come with wine will only appear when drank in moderation. Going through multiple bottles of wine in a day would only do more damage than improvements to your body and bank account.
While wine clearly possesses a fair amount of health benefits, please don’t think that switching drinking water for red wine will make you live 100 years longer. Hell, it’d probably take a couple years off your life if that’s how you go about it.
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