5 Benefits of Drinking Red Wine

Wine tastes delicious and it’s good for you?  Yes, wine may have some health benefits if drank in moderation!  Both red and white wines contain compounds that have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects which help reduce heart disease risk.

Which wine is better for you? 

Red wine wines hands down.  Red wine has more health benefits than white wine. 

Red wine comprises even more powerful antioxidants, which are known as resveratrol that prevent heart and circulatory diseases.  Resveratrol decreases bad cholesterol (LDL), while increasing the good cholesterol (HDL). This also means that red wine could help regulate blood pressure.  Resveratrol has also been found to protect the brain and nerve cells and reduce the formation of blood clots.

Moderation is key when it comes to the health benefits of wine.  Too much alcohol consumption can lead to serious health risks such as cancer, liver damage, or death.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Dietary Guidelines for Americans, one standard drink is defined as a 5-ounce (148 ml) glass of 12%-alcohol wine.  To reduce these risks, it’s best to limit yourself to one standard drink per day for women and two standard drinks per day for men. 

If you currently don’t drink, no need to start now.  You can get many of the same health benefits from eating a healthy diet rich in fruits, nuts, and vegetables.

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