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A Glass of Wine a Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Alcohol has very little help to the body. If anything, it causes more harm and little to no good at all. None of us drinks alcohol looking for any health benefits. Alcoholic drinks are just a conduit for comfortability in social spaces. They help drop our defenses and any voice of reason we have. This explains why there are so many warnings on alcoholic beverage packaging. But what if we told you that there is actually an alcoholic drink that will benefit your body?

If you are reading this and thinking, ‘ This has to be wine’. Well, you are halfway correct. It is red wine that has health benefits on your body. Stay calm though. Do not go drinking two bottles of red wine a day. Moderation is key in tapping the benefits this ancient drink holds for you. This has been a topic of debate, but on extensive research, it has been proven that there are components in red wine that will benefit your body. Let us dive right in.

1. Red wine, even just occasionally, may improve gut health

The study theorizes that the polyphenols found in red wine cause a vast bacterial diversity. These chemicals boast various benefits such as antioxidants. They’re also believed to act as fuel for microbes found in the human body. According to the findings, the study says just drinking red wine once every two weeks should be enough to promote a healthier gut!

2. Just a glass of wine with dinner can help prevent diabetes

Drinking moderate amounts of red wine with meals may prevent Type 2 diabetes. This is if you do not have any other health condition that may be negatively affected by moderate alcohol consumption and in consultation with your doctor.

Wine is rich in healthy plant chemicals including resveratrol, which acts as an antioxidant. Red varieties are particularly abundant in the compound.

3. Three glasses of red per week improves blood pressure?

Flavonoid-rich foods such as berries, wine, apples, and pears pose a positive effect on blood pressure levels. The findings also show a connection to the influence of the gut microbiome.

Results reveal participants with high intake of flavonoid-rich foods had both lower systolic blood pressure levels and greater gut microbiome diversity. Thus, drinking about three glasses of red wine weekly can lower blood pressure. The gut microbiome accounts for about 15 percent of this benefit as well.

Make sure to consult your doctor for advice before employing this method. The problem could be a lot more serious than you think. We would not want these steps to cause more harm than good.

4. Enjoy that wine and cheese pairing together for better brain health

If the sight of a cheese platter and some good wine at a party brings you sheer delight, you’re in luck! Scientists say that this popular pairing may actually contribute to better cognitive health as you age. Which may help fight Alzheimer’s disease.

Results of this study reveal a surprising diet that may form an unlikely defense against cognitive decline later in life. Moreover, cheese provides the most protection against age-related cognitive issues. Its impact is significantly greater than any other food in the report. But not just cheese. The study also finds consuming red wine daily, can improve cognitive function as you age.

5. Is red wine the key to humans walking on Mars?

Space exploration has been a human fantasy for the longest time. Just to explore what else could be out there, and to also try and ease the stress placed on earth. Mars explorations have recently become very extensive. The main challenge has been muscle deterioration. By the time astronauts actually land, their muscles are so weak, they cannot walk on Mars. However, a new study has a possible solution to this problem: resveratrol.

Resveratrol, a compound found in grape skin, blueberries, and red wine, may hold the answer to overcoming this dilemma. It displayed the ability to substantially preserve muscle mass and strength in rats exposed to simulated Mars gravity. It has been shown to preserve bone and muscle mass in rats during complete unloading, analogous to microgravity during spaceflight. Moreover, the study says that a big part of resveratrol’s effectiveness is likely linked to its ability to increase insulin sensitivity. Resveratrol is also an anti-inflammatory, which helps sustain muscle and bone.

Red wine lovers can certainly rejoice after reading this exciting collection of research. It is fulfilling to know that you choose to drink an alcoholic beverage with health benefits. That is just crazy and astonishing. That said, there are also many studies indicating that alcohol also comes with a slew of potentially harmful effects for the body. It is very important for you to consult a doctor before making any dietary decisions, particularly when it comes to alcohol.


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