Many of us like to kick back after a hard day’s work with a glass of wine, however, what you might not know is that wine has many health benefits if drunk in moderation.
We’ve all heard that a glass a day is good for you, but how does this wonderful grape elixir benefit your overall health?
How is wine good for you?
According to the experts at House Call Doctor there are many benefits to wine in moderation, these include:
- Being full of antioxidants
White wine is full of antioxidants that can help fight cancer causing free radicals and other illnesses.
- Reducing the risks of cancer and type 2 diabetes
Wine is high is a product called resveratrol, which is known to help improve to absorption of insulin. So, a glass of wine could help prevent type 2 diabetes. It’s also known to reduce the risk of colon, prostate, and breast cancer to name a few.
- Helps boost the immune system
If you accidentally skipped taking your vitamins, drinking a glass of wine can help boost your immune system.
- Reduces risk of stroke and heart disease
Moderate consumption of red wine can help prevent blood clotting, as it contains phenols (which can act as blood thinners). Despite this heavily consumption of wine can also cause the reverse affect.
- Improves cognitive function
While it may sound like just an excuse to drink wine, it’s been proven that a single glass can help improve brain function. It can also can protect the brain from dementia and even Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
- Bone density increase
Wine surprising has large amounts of silicon, which can help improve bone mineral density. It may even reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Even though there are many lesser known health benefits of drinking wine it’s still important to note drinking in excess will reverse the effects and cause major health problems. Always drink responsibly and never drive after you’ve consumed liquor.