There’s always been a discussion about the risks and possible benefits that wine has on our health. So what is actually true and what is not?The truth is, drinking moderate (meaning one or two glasses a day) does, indeed, some to offer some benefits, such as preventing heart diseases, reducing the risk of diabetes, increased longevity and so on. However, those healthy benefits are primarily for men aged over 40 and post-menopausal women. There’s no much evidence that drinking wine could improve the health of younger people as well, since they are already less at risk of heart diseases so begin with.

However, before you go and pour your wine down the sink, relax. It’s no lie that wine, especially red wine, does indeed contain several antioxidants, such as quercetin and resveratrol, which play a part in helping to prevent heart disease and cancer. There’s also a component in wine which increases your bone mineral density, aka BMD. The higher your BMD, the stronger your bones become.

Key Points:

  • 1Wine slows down the onslaught of old age. Studies have shown that drinking wine in moderation reduces the incidence of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
  • 2Strokes are caused by blood clotting in the tiny blood vessels of the brain. There’s something in wine which makes blood less likely to clot.
  • 3Wine works with high-density lipoprotein aka good cholesterol. It increases the percentage of HDL. This reduces the risk of heart disease.

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