5 Reasons Why A Glass Of Wine Is Actually Good For Your Health

Atmaj Vyas , 02 Mar 2018
Enjoying A Glass Of Wine (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)
Enjoying A Glass Of Wine (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

Ahh, don’t we all just love wine? Well if you don’t, you better start trying to appreciate it because recent studies have shown that a glass of wine a day can literally keep that doctor away. No, we aren’t exaggerating! It’s important to remember that we are referring to a glass of wine which means wine in moderation. Chugging a bottle a day and thinking it’s going to help is only going to leave you dehydrated and with a raging hangover (kinda). So why is wine good for you? Here are five compelling enough reasons!

1. It Contains Antioxidants

White wine is actually full of antioxidants that help your body fight of radicals that usually cause sickness and disease. It should be noted that even though red wine has more health benefits, in the antioxidants department, white wine wins.

2. Helps Your Immune System Out

While wine isn’t a replacement for your daily vitamin needs, it does, in fact, boost your immune system. Moderate amounts of it can help kill infections and also helps keep your immune system on the right track. Understand that the keyword here is “Moderation”. Excessive amounts of it will have the exact opposite effect.

3. Makes Your Blood Thinner

Wine is proven to be an excellent way to prevent blood clots. Blood clots usually lead to strokes so it’s fair to say that it is a good way to prevent a stroke. Red wine, in particular, contains phenols that act as a blood thinner the same way certain medication would. Again, remember that moderation is key.

4. Say Bye Bye To Cholesterol

For people who eat a lot of junk food or don’t follow a good diet, red wine should be your drink of preference. The same procyanidins that help your heart actually also help reduce the bad cholesterol in your body. Additionally, it also helps people who suffer from high blood pressure.

5. It’s Actually Good For Your Brain

How is alcohol good for your brain, you ask? Well, it may sound crazy, but wine is actually really good for your brain. The chemicals in red wine help in preventing your brain’s neurons from dying off. Basically, a glass of wine can help protect the brain from diseases like dementia. You now know why you feel so productive after a glass of good wine.

Do understand that all of the above-mentioned points only come into play when you drink in moderation. Excessive amounts of anything in life are bad and the same goes for wine. Enjoy your glass slowly, don’t be in a hurry to chug a bottle and expect it to work miracles. Moderation is key!

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