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Benefits of drinking red wine – gorgeous winter warmth

benefits of red wine

Benefits of drinking red wine – gorgeous winter warmth

Every year around this time, I feel compelled to write a post extolling the virtues of red wine. The benefits of red wine are wide and varied.

Benefits of red wine

– red wine can lower your LDL or bad cholesterol. Drinking red wine can lower your LDL levels by up to 12 %

– polyphenols the antioxidants in red wine can help to keep your blood vessels flexible and reduce the risk of blood clotting

– resveratrol a compound in red wine can reduce your blood sugar levels and increase insulin sensitiviy

– resveratrol can also protect your brain by reducing the amount of beta-amyloid protein. This protein is a key ingredient in the plaque found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s

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– the antioxidants in red wine may protect you from catching a cold

– resveratrol can also inhibit cancer cells. Drinking one glass of red wine three or four times a week can starve any nascent cancer cells. Resveratrol inhibits the action of a cancer feeding protein

– drinking wine moderately can reduce fatty liver disease

– men who drink 4 – 7 glasses of red wine a week are 50 % less likely to develop prostate cancer

– people who drink wine have higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids in their blood – protecting them from heart disease

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– helps to prevent breast cancer by reducing oestrogen levels and increasing testosterone levels in premenopausal women

– red wine can help to prevent blindness and macular degeneration

– red wine can increase length of healthy life span

So many benefits of moderate red wine consumption

I don’t know about you, but I am sold. Red wine has such a huge range of health benefits and it is lovely to drink it, especially in the colder months, when it is both rich and warming.

benefits of red wine

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