Thursday, February 24, 2011

10 Surprising Health Benefits of Red Wine

  • 1.    Over 84 studies confirm that moderate wine consumption (up to 1 drink per day for women and 2 drinks per day for men) significantly increases levels of "good" cholesterol. Source

    2.    People who drink 1-2 glasses of wine per day are 14 to 25 percent less likely to develop heart disease than those who do not drink wine. Source

    3.    Red wines like Cabernet, Merlot and Zinfandel prevent food poisoning by acting as a natural anti-microbial in the intestines, while leaving helpful bacteria untouched. Source

    4.    It was recently discovered that the polyphenols in red wine halt prostate cancer growth. Source

    5.    In one study, women who drank 15 to 30 grams of wine per day had a 30 percent lower risk of weight gain over a 10-year period than women who drank no wine at all. Source

    6.    Red wine is a healthy alternative to other alcoholic beverages, with just 125 calories and 4 grams of carbohydrates per five ounce serving, not to mention 4% of your daily Iron and 1% of your daily calcium. Source

    7.    Women who drink 1 or 2 glasses of wine exhibit an improved sex drive. Source

    8.    Women who drank wine have 5 to 8 percent higher bone density, which prevents arthritis and the possibility of broken bone injuries. Source

    9.    Red wine helps prevent Alzheimer’s disease by preventing the formation of toxic aggregates in the brain. Source

    10.  The antioxidants in red wine have natural anti-aging effects for the skin. Source

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