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Red Wine as a Health Drink

Red Wine as a Health Drink

Think of Red Wind as a Healthy Drink if you are attending a party or want a little wine with your meal.  When at a party the key is moderation as it is in some many things in life. A glass of Red Wine just might your best choice when everyone is drinking mixed drinks full of sugar or drinking beer which is liquid bread.

Many people don’t realize it but wine—specifically red wine—is a health drink if consumed in moderation. This is because studies show that red wine is rich in antioxidants.

More and more scientific findings show that red wine owes its health benefits from the high level of antioxidants called “resveratrol,” a kind of polyphenol known as “phytoalexin.” This is a group of compounds plants use to defend themselves against attacks such as untimely stress, possible injuries, or UV irradiation and certain diseases such as fungus and infection.

Resveratrol is known to be present in the seeds and skins of processed and fermented grapes during the rigorous process of making red wine. And, because of the long process and prolonged fermentation of grapes in red-wine making, high levels of resveratrol are found to be present in each bottle of red wine.

Red wine benefits talking points for the party or just general knowledge that is good to know. My wife and I enjoy a glass of red wine after dinner, just a little before bed time. We spend the time visiting each other and “re-connecting” when we have been apart during the day. One of the benefits is that it seems to help us get a good nights sleep. I’m not sure if it is the wine, re-connecting and sharing your day with your spouse or a combination of both….but it works.

Nowadays, many people are using red wine as a health drink during their meals because they believe that since it is rich in antioxidants, red wine can help veer them away from certain terminal illness as well as to all forms of diseases that come with aging. The following are just some of the believed benefits of red wine as a health drink:

– Helps in the prevention of developing various neuro-degenerative illnesses and diseases. Many studies show that because of the high resveratrol content of red wine, it can help people—especially those who are getting older, avoid diseases and illnesses that are common to them like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Red wine is also believed to suspend the possible progression of dementia, especially to older ones.

– Good for the heart. Experts agree that the specific substances in red wines like tannins and flavoniods can raise the levels of good cholesterol or high-density lipoproteins (HDL) in the person’s blood. The red wine’s antioxidant properties can also help in the reduction of bad cholesterol or low-density lipoproteins (LDL). Once LDL levels are decreased, there is lesser chances of developing cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and stroke.

– Prevents certain cancers. Many people who are prone to the “Big C” are using red wine as a health drink because of the wonders brought by resveratrol in it. Experts believe that regular but moderate consumption of red wine can help fight possible cancer cells from proliferating and thus, preventing the development of the disease eventually.

– Reduces the harmful effects of food poisoning. Another noted benefit of red wine is that it can lessen the toxicity brought by spoiled food. The properties in red wine can help cleanse the body from toxins and also help in avoiding dysentery as well as diarrhea.

– Prevents and possibly cures certain gum diseases. Smokers are the ones who are prone to gum diseases. But there are also those who also experience gum diseases that are usually caused by inflamed muscles in the gums and a weakened tooth. By using red wine as a health drink, experts believe that the polyphenols present in this can help reduce the presence of free radicals that cause the infection the and bacteria proliferation inside the person’s mouth.

– Serves as a blood thinner. For people with high blood pressure, red wine is an ideal health drink because it contains blood pressure lowering-substances and compounds that are effective in lowering high blood pressure.

– Provides healthy skin. For people who are after maintaining youthful skin, red wine can be a good health drink option because the number of polyphenols present in average consumption can prevent the damages brought by cell oxidation processes.

So there you have it my ketos friends, a whole lot of reasons to enjoy a glass or two of red wine but do remember it has calories and they do add up fast so one nice 4 oz. glass of wine should be find on your keto diet but two might be a little much.

bon provecho

Maria and Bill

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8 thoughts on “Red Wine as a Health Drink”

  • All those health benefits are part of the reason I switched from white to red wine. White has some benefits but you need to be so careful of the sugar that
    I now stay with red.

  • Moderation makes it taste better 🙂 I always enjoy a glass of wine when it is time to slow down. Happy to read about all the benefits. Thanks!

  • I agree on your choices for red wine. I allow myself a glass of red wine when we go out to eat later in the day. I also order a bottle of mineral water and
    a glass of ice when I order the wine and then mix the mineral water with the wine which increases it to two glasses to enjoy during the meal without increasing
    the calories. Back before ketos I would enjoy a beer or two but I can not stand the taste of gluten free beer which is good because that means there is not
    beer stored in the fridge.

  • That is the drink of our household and tonight it will be as it was last year. A little red wine and off to bed at the usually time. However, where we live, everyone can make as much noise as they wish so the bands will play and there will be fireworks on the streets around Puerto Vallarta until the sun comes up tomorrow morning. As we leave for church, the party people will be headed home to get some sleep…

  • Indeed, I knew that red wine was healthy (in moderation) but I didn’t realize all those points! I love a small glass of wine at the end of the day. Now I see that there’s good reasons not to deny myself this pleasure!

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