Sometimes wine is just necessary and not only to appear refined in organizing a party or the prestige that goes with it but also to live a healthy life.
We have the stereotype in our minds that alcohol consumption is never good for our health and it makes us addicted, but certain alcoholic drinks like wine have a good alternative effect.
Doctors say consuming two glasses of red wine a day reduces the risk and can prevent heart attacks. If someone has had a heart attack, consuming a 125 ml glass of red wine twice a day can reduce the risk of stroke by 20 percent and the risk of a second heart attack by 50 percent.
Consumption of proper wine can also benefit the bones. It is believed that alcohol consumption increases estrogen levels, which in turn makes bones healthier and reduces the risk of fractures of any kind. Wine can be said to be as good as milk because it makes your bones healthier.
It has often been observed that people who consume a reasonable amount of alcohol are healthier than those who consume nothing at all. One reason is that high-density lipoprotein (HDL), known as the required cholesterol level, increases with alcohol consumption. It also found that people who consumed a glass of wine every day had less belly fat and weight compared to people who did not eat wine at all or consumed it over time.
Most of us have heard the phrase ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away. It’s recommended by doctors to consume nine servings of fruit daily in order to keep the doctors away. When we talk about wine, it’s actually technically just fruit in a more liquid and ripened state. So drinking wine regularly works pretty well as the same as consuming healthy fruits.
Wine yields even better results, when combined with good exercise, is good for reducing risks of building up of a kind of plague in the walls of the arteries. As a result, it enables easy flow of blood throughout the body and hence keeping the body healthy and immune to chronic diseases.
In our fast-moving world getting diabetes is becoming a common trend among people having a desk job. Although it may sound odd combining your night shifts with a glass of wine can reduce the risk of getting diabetes by 30 percent.
In comparison with other alcoholic drinks like beer, vodka, or scotch, wine comes out to be the best if health is concerned. It is believed and even true that consuming beer has many benefits like reducing the risk of stone in the kidney, getting type-2 diabetes, and one unbelievable fact that it reduces the probability of cataract forming in the eyes by increasing antioxidant activity.
Even with all these benefits, the wine still tops all other alcoholic drinks in terms of keeping a person comparatively healthy. A standard serving of wine has fewer calories as compared to a standard pint of beer. If we compare the alcohol content in wine and beer then the alcohol content in 1 glass of wine is equivalent to 1 and a half bottles of light beer.
Now when we compare people who consume only beer with those who consume only wine, people consuming wine have a 34 percent lower mortality rate than beer or other spirit drinkers.
Also, brain function declines at a slower rate in wine drinkers as compared to non-drinkers. Red wine also contains Restorative which can keep a person look young for a greater period of time as it can blunt the effect of aging. So for those who wish to stay young wine is the best solution.