The Health Benefits Of Red Wine

According to the Mayo Clinic red wine drinkers can rejoice in the fact that it has been proven to help keep your heart healthy. This should be a big boost to wineries all over the world, as everyone who cares about their health will be able to benefit from this information.



Resveratrol is one of the ingredients in red wine that can be beneficial to your heart. It can keep your blood vessels from becoming damaged and works to not only prevent blood clots, but also to cut down on the amount of bad cholesterol in your body. Inflammation also becomes less likely when you have Resveratol in your body, which is the main reason why it is good for your heart. The downside to this ingredient is that the effects of it don’t last very long at all.

Foods that contain Resveratol:

  • grapes
  • peanuts
  • blueberries
  • cranberries

Red wine has Resveratol in it because of the grapes used to make the wine. The ingredient is taken from the skin of a grape. The fermentation time for red wine is longer than it is for white wine and this is why there is enough Resveratol in red wine to create health benefits to drinking it.

Polyphenols are another ingredient in red wine that is said to protect your blood vessels linings.

The most important thing to remember about drinking red wine is that the health benefits go away if you use them as an excuse to drink too much red wine. Doctors recommend drinking red wine in moderation only. Women of any age can get away with drinking one glass of red wine per day in order to recieve the health benefits from it. Men can do the same if they are at least 65 years old. The men younger than 65 years old can actually get away with two glasses of red wine per day.  The reason men can drink more red wine per day than women is because men have a greater amount of enzymes in their body that can metabolize alcohol.

Colon Cancer Prevention

Scientists in the U.K. have determined that drinking red wine moderately can cause you to cut your risk of colon cancer by half. In addition there are properties in red wine that can slow down the rate at which you age. For more than 1000 years now we have known that red wine has this effect on people.

Dementia Prevention

In addition to all the other health benefits, drinking red win e can also prevent the onset of dementia in some people. A study performed found that red wine drinkers in 14 countries had a lower risk of dementia than those who didn’t drink red wine at all.


The various health benefits to drinking red wine have been studied countless times and each study has proved successful. Though you must remember to drink safely and responsibly, a glass of red wine at night before bedtime can be a very beneficial and relaxing routine in your life. Further reserach will need to be done in order to determine if the health benefits of red wine will continue. Though some are skeptical about promoting the drinking of red wine as a way to improve your health others have embraced the idea. Doctors have made it a point to inform the public that if they are not already wine drinkers starting to drink it just for the health benefits is not advised. Therev is a concern that people will use this information as an excuse ton start drinking and that it could ultimately lead to problems for some.

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