It’s National Wine Day on May 25, 2016. Sounds like a good day to promote the health benefits from wine. Please note — health benefits are from moderate consumption. That’s one to two four-ounce glasses of wine a day.
Many experts list these eight benefits of wine:
1) Keeps Memory Sharp
Resveratrol can halt beta-amyloid protein formation. That protein is the main ingredient of the plaque found in the brains of those with Alzheimer's disease, Philippe Marambaud, PhD, a senior research scientist at Litwin-Zucker Research Center for the Study of Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders, told Prevention.com.
Health.com said that wine helps to reduce blood vessel inflammation and to prevent clots. These both play a part when it comes to cognitive decline.
2) Less Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke
Procyanidins, found in red wine tannins, protect against heart disease. A daily glass of red wine reduced blood clot-related stroke rates by 50 percent, stated MedicalDaily.com.
Polyphenols, the antioxidants in red wine, are said to be as effective as aspirin in the fight against heart disease. But too much heavy drinking is bad for your heart. Moderation is your friend.
3) Reduces Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Research published in Diabetes Care found that moderate drinkers have 30 percent less risk than nondrinkers of developing type 2 diabetes.
4) Controls Blood Sugar
A great source of resveratrol is the skin of red grapes. Research in the journal Nutrition says that this skin can help diabetics regulate their blood sugar.
5) Keeps Weight Off
Moderate wine drinkers have less belly fat and smaller waists than people who drink spirits.
People convert resveratrol to piceatannol, a chemical compound. Research suggests that piceatannol can prevent fat cells from growing.
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