Many studies have emphasized the benefits of drinking a glass of red wine. Here are the main reasons to do so:
- Prevents cardiovascular diseases. This is perhaps its most well-known affect. The resveratrol content in wine, an antioxidant that restricts the proliferation of fat cells, helps fight bad cholesterol and stimulates good cholesterol.
- Improves physical performance. Recent studies have found that drinking a glass of wine is the equivalent of doing one hour of exercise as it raises our heart rates and improves muscle performance.
- Reduces the chances of getting Alzheimer’s. Resveratrol, the antioxidant mentioned above, has protective qualities that prevent memory cells from aging and prevent this condition from progressing. This antioxidant is also beneficial to other neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia.
Remember that these benefits have been determined from drinking wine in moderation. The recommendation for women is to drink just one glass of wine a day, and the recommendation for men is to drink up to two glasses. Drinking more than this amount can be harmful to your health. See also: For a moderate consumption of alcohol.