Saturday, June 14, 2014

Health Benefits of Drinking Wine

Good wine can make or break the dining experience. Not only can it help make for a more entertaining evening, it can also provide some much needed health benefits to the drinker. If you don’t quite believe it, just read up on some of the many different studies pointing to wine as “the healthy alcohol”.
Lowers Cholesterol Levels
A 16-year study by the Harvard School of Public Health showed that moderate wine drinkers who suffer from high blood pressure are 30% less likely to have a heart attack. This can be attributed to the fact that alcohol in the wine helps increase HDL “good” cholesterol in the pretense of a healthy diet and regular activity.

Lowers Risk of Heart Disease
A Queen May University study showed that red-wine tannins contain procyanidins, effective against diseases. Moreover, a study by Columbia University found that wine drinkers are at less risk of a blood clot-related stroke.
Better Brain Function
A Columbia University study, and another published in The New England Journal of Medicine, presented that people who drink wine moderately are more resistant to the deterioration of their brains compared to teetotalers, or folks who don’t drink at all.

There are plenty more of these studies out there, so in case you need a little bit more prodding for you to enjoy the goodness that is wine, feel free to investigate further!

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