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5 Reasons Why You Should Drink Red Wine

By Oreoritse Tariemi
09 September 2022   |   8:57 am
Red wines are in a class of their own. A glass of red wine can significantly improve your mood and add some flair and elegance to an otherwise bland meal.  Drinking red wine in moderation may also save you from going to the hospital too often. These are some reasons why you should drink red…

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Red wines are in a class of their own. A glass of red wine can significantly improve your mood and add some flair and elegance to an otherwise bland meal. 

Drinking red wine in moderation may also save you from going to the hospital too often. These are some reasons why you should drink red wine. 

Lowers unhealthy cholesterol levels 

There are two kinds of cholesterols your body produced; the healthy high-density lipoprotein and the unhealthy low-density lipoprotein. Red wine supports the formation of the former over the latter. LDL increases your risk of heart diseases like atherosclerosis and stroke. 

Regulates blood sugar levels 

Red wine contains generous amounts of resveratrol, a compound found in grape skin. Resveratrol is said to enhance glucose conversion in people with type 2 diabetes. 

Red wine also contains ethanol which drives essential metabolic processes. 

Prevents depression and dementia 

A study involving Resveratrol and mice showed that the compound inhibits pro-depression and anxiety enzymes. Generally, adults that consume red wine moderately and regularly are less prone to depression and anxiety than those who don’t. 

Red wine may also act as a memory booster in the long run. Resveratrol inhibits beta-amyloid proteins, a compound linked to many Alzheimer’s cases. 

Promotes a healthy gut

Red wine contains polyphenols, which may act as both antibiotics and prebiotics. Ingesting polyphenols makes the stomach environment more suitable for the growth of healthy gut bacteria, simultaneously weeding out the harmful ones like Helicobacter pylori, responsible for stomach ulcers. 

Protects you from brain damage

Red wine is rich in antioxidants that locate and mop up signs of oxidative stress, such as free radicals. 

The anti-inflammatory effects of red wine may come in use after a central nervous system injury or a stroke.