Benefits of Red Wine for Health, Skin & Hair

By Refadoc, Posted on : Friday, 19 June 2015 - 5:13 pm IST

Benefits of Red Wine for Health, Skin & Hair

Benefits of Red Wine

Red Wine when taken in moderation is known to be quite healthy for your heart. The alcohols as well as the antioxidants found in Red Wine are known to help prevent heart disease by increasing the levels of the HDL Cholesterol in the bloodstream, thereby protecting the body against artery damage.

A lot of doctors praise the properties of red wine in abundance, marking it safe for your heart and your health. The antioxidants present in Red Wine, such as Flavanoids and Resveratol are known to have immense benefits for your health.

Antioxidants such as Polyphenols are known to help protect the lining of the blood vessels in the heart. Resveratol is the most well known Polyphenols found in red wine.

Resveratol is a major ingredient in red wine which is known to help prevent the damage to the blood vessels. It reduces the amount of the LDL Cholesterol in the bloodstream, thereby preventing blood clots.

Here are some of the other major health benefits of Red Wine:

1) Promotes a Healthy Heart:

Over the last couple of decades, scientists have been able to rule out the co relation between Red Wine and healthy heart. Due to the presence of the Polyphenols Resveratol in wine, there has been a reduction in the heart attack cases.

2) Protects against certain Cancer:

A research study published in 2014 has been able to find that the Resveratol is known to prevent the cancers of the head and the neck. The Resveratol is known to kill the damaged cells, which often lead to cancer. It has also been found that more the Polyphenols less would be the chances of contracting colon cancer.

3) Slows down the Memory Loss:

Researchers in Texas have been able to find out that Resveratrol is known to prevent age related memory decline.

4) Fights against Weight Gain:

Researchers in Korea have been able to find out that the compound Piceatannol, which is found in Red grapes, is known to block down the cellular processes which allows the fat cells to develop and grow. Piceatannol could be used effectively as a weapon against weight gain.

5) Protects against Dental Disease:

A study published in 2014 has found out that red wine can kill dangerous bacteria which breed in the mouth and can lead to dental diseases, such as calories.

6) Promotes Long Life:

Drinkers of Red Wine are known to have a 34% lower mortality rate as compared to people who drink beer or vodka. Resveratrol is the Polyphenols which provides you with an additional longevity. The researchers have been able to find out that any diet which is rich in Polyphenols is known to protect against developing chronic diseases.

7) Lowers the rate of Stroke:

The Red Wine Tannins, the compounds which provide the wine with the color red, contains Procyanidins. These are known to protect a person against the chances of stroke. Resveratrol helps to remove the chemicals from the blood which are responsible for causing blood clots, which is one of the major causes of coronary disease. Drinking a daily dose of red wine is also known to cut down the blood clot related stroke rate by almost 50%!

8) Prevents Liver Disease:

A research study has concluded that modest wine drinkers are known to suffer from a reduced risk of non alcoholic fatty liver disease as compared to people who never drank wine.

9) Protects Against Prostate Cancer:

In a research study in 2007, it has been reported that male moderate red wine drinkers were 52% less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer as compared to people who never drink in the first place.

10) Improves Lung Function:

A Dutch study has found out that Pure Resveratrol is great for the lung function. Moderate wine drinkers are known to have a better lung function as compared to people who do not drink wine at all.

So, cheers to the weight loss now, owing to your favorite glass of Cabernet Sauvignon!

Benefits of White Wine

Wines have always been referred to as the ‘Drinks of the Gods’ by the ancient Greeks. The skin of grapes is known to contain high levels of antioxidants. Antioxidants are the compounds which are known for their immense health benefits. Wines are considered to be quite healthy as the skins are included in the processing of the drink.

White Wine is well known for its health benefits such as reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. It also decreases the risk of developing gallstones. Drinking white Wine in moderation is known to provide you with all these happy benefits.

Here are some of the major health benefits of White Wine:

1) Contains Antioxidants:

In the year 1999, a university in Turkey compared the antioxidant value of Red Wine. The research study was able to find out that White Wine comes loaded with antioxidants, which prevents your cells from the process of oxidation caused by the free radicals.

2) Disease Prevention:

Studies have analyzed and proved that White Wine and it’s antioxidant content tends to have a positive effect by preventing lung cancer and breast disease in people who drink it in moderation every day. The antioxidants found in White Wine protect the cells from breast cancer.

3) Reduces Hangover:

Congeners are the chemical byproducts left after the fermentation of the alcohol. They are the major cause behind hangovers. They are also responsible for adding an aroma, taste as well as color to the beverage. White Wine contains lower levels of Congeners due to the chemical concentration of the beverage. Drinking White Wine also helps you to avoid headaches, nausea and irritability which are caused due to hangovers.

4) Nutritional Content:

The nutritional content found in White Wine, along with its antioxidant properties also includes Phosphorus, Potassium and Fluoride. White Wine is also known to provide around 80-100 calories. Sweeter White Wines contain even more calories and dry white wines contain the least amount of calories.



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Anubhav R.

  • May 25, 2015, 4:23 pm

If you are in need for a drink, I would certainly recommend wine to you. This the best that you can choose from. The drink is amazing for your body and appetite. it is easily digestable and is wonderful. have a glass every day at dinner and you would be sorted for the rest of the life!

Kripya Jindal

  • May 25, 2015, 4:25 pm

In all my years, I have never found any other drink which has appealed to me as much as wine has. The drink can be called an elixir of life and youth and promotes so many great things and mechanisms in your body. The drink is just amazing. Plus I am more of a red wine lover than the white ones!

Pratima K. Sen

  • May 27, 2015, 4:26 pm

Did you also know that Wine is great if you are going to prevent tooth decay? Presumably, when we drink wine, the enamel of our teeth tends to become hardened, which curbs down the rate of the decay by the bacteria on the strong outer covering. Wine is also great for inflammation of the gums as well and keeps the gums strong as well. 

Bhawna Kakkar

  • May 27, 2015, 4:29 pm

Beautiful skin wine goes hand in hand according to me. Red wine especially is great for the skin. It also helps to slow down the signs of aging and helps to reduce the amounts of wrinkles on the skin as well. If you are in your mid 40's then a glass of wine everyday should be a part of your regimen.

Viaan K.

  • June 8, 2015, 9:05 pm

Wine! Nothing beats wine when it comes to having a refreshing beverage! Thanks for posting this article! 

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