Can we be healthier if we drink wine?

All kinds of positive (and negative) effects of wine on health are written, and write widely all over the world.

When most of these texts, analyzes, and tests are put on the pile, all agree that once consumed wine is beneficial to the human body! If it’s over, then the amount of intake of alcohol will cover all the health benefits.

Numerous studies show that men who regularly drink three glasses of wine a day are healthier than those who don’t. This also applies to women, with the optimal “dose” of up to two glasses a day! The reason is that a female body has fewer enzymes in charge of the metabolism of ethanol.

Wine is best to drink with your meal because acid that contains is similar to that of gastric juice, so wine particularly helps digestion of protein. Wine changes lipid levels in the blood too, lowers total cholesterol by simultaneously increasing HDL (good cholesterol) levels and decreases LDL (bad cholesterol) levels, maintains blood vessels clean, reduces blood glucose adhesion, so there is less chance of clotting blood inside the blood vessels.

Wine strengthens immunity, reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and slow down its development, stimulates the brain, a positive impact on mitigating the risk of many cancers: colon, all types of breast cancer and prostate cancer, various types of leukemia, the development of bone metastases, melanoma of the skin, cancer of the thyroid glands, ovaries, lungs, liver, stomach…

In all of this, a crucial role has resveratrol, molecules antioxidant (polyphenol) discovered just in red wine, which has the ability to alter apoptosis (programmed cell death rate) and thus prevents cancer. Particularly interesting is the discovery that if you want the resveratrol to achieve the best effect, then you have to take it very lightly!

Keeping the wine on the tongue guarantees a success, as opposed to mere drinking, since by quick swallowing most of these molecules go wrong, stomach and liver, where polyphenol is almost deactivated!

In total, more than 8,000 phenolic compounds are known in wine, which is very different in their structure. The simplest molecules are phenolic acids, while the tannins are the most complex species. Phenolic acids (a third of total polyphenols) are most represented, while the remaining two-thirds are flavonoids (flavones, flavones, anthocyanin’s, etc.).

Finally, as far as alcohol is concerned, in small quantities, it is beneficial to the organism and in women is particularly good in preventing depression. The wine does not contain large amounts of vitamins, but contains a large number of very persistent, as well as 13 minerals that help the body function better.

Vitamin C strengthens the immune system, acts on cell growth and recovery, but also as an antioxidant. Its quantity in one liter of wine is about 10 mg. Women who drink wine regularly in small amounts have a lower risk of obesity, announced after US scientists conducted the study.

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