The tasty glass of red wine that you might typically enjoy as a way to relax after work or a beverage pairing with dinner may have some health benefits that you aren’t aware of. For years it has been studied that red wine offers some positive effects on your health, but it was not until recently that doctors have determined why red wine can actually be good for you. Of course, drinking to excess will reverse any health benefits that wine can offer, but the occasional glass has some benefits:
- Reduced blood clot formation: Any type of alcohol will cause your blood vessels to dilate, which makes it easier for blood to move through them. This boost in circulation can protect your heart by reducing the chances of blood clots, a frequent cause of heart disease.
- Heart protection: A benefit that is seen only in red wine, not other alcohol, is a healthy dose of antioxidants. The antioxidants found in red wine come from the skin of the grape, and they are called polyphenols. These are thought to protect the lining of the blood vessels in the heart.
- Balanced cholesterol: Studies have shown that individuals who consume red wine in moderation have higher levels of good cholesterol because of the alcohol and reservatrol content in the beverage.
- Stress relief: A leading cause of fatalities in America is diseases related to stress. Simply kicking back with a glass of red wine can provide you with the relaxing moment you need to let go of the stress from your day so that it does not harm your health.
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