The alcohol content in Red wine is around 12-15 %. Red wine was first made back in 6000 BC in Georgia and Iran, and it was the first man-made medicine around 2200 BC. However in the early 20th century saw the rise of the Temperance movement that discouraged wine consumption, linking it to alcoholism.
Red wine is made of Grapes that are rich in antioxidants which are– catechins, resveratrol, epicatechin, and proanthocyanidins. Resveratrol is present in grapes skin which acts as anti-ageing and promotes heart health.
#1 Helps you live longer-
Red wine can be beneficial for both heavy and moderate wine drinkers lived longer than people who abstained completely. Research done by French scientists reveals that the resveratrol in red wine can increase lifespan by as much as 60%. An Italian study says that wine can increase lifespan by inducing longevity genes. And according to the Stanford Center on Longevity, resveratrol in red wine can protect our neurons from the undesirable effects of ageing.
#2 Protects heart and prevents stroke-
Consuming red wine in moderation can help prevent blood clots, as well as the buildup of cholesterol in your arteries, which in turn decreases your stroke risk. The wine protects against artery damage, consequently, Red wine can be beneficial lowering blood pressure. A small glass of wine per day was also found to reduce the risk of ischemic stroke by 10 percent. The drink may not even have positive effects on hypertension. And another Australian study suggests that red wine might elevate blood pressure levels in normotensive men.
#3 Prevents noise-induced hearing loss-
Resveratrol, found in Red wine can be beneficial it may help safeguard your hearing, according to a recent study. So go ahead, turn on your favourite tunes and relax with a glass.
#4 Prevents you from becoming obese-
A study of 19,220 women in the US found that those who drank red wine were less likely to be obese. Research says that resveratrol in red wine can convert the bad fat into calorie-burning brown fat. And diets containing the antioxidant present in Red wine can be beneficial to combat obesity. Resveratrol enhances the oxidation of dietary fats and prevents the body from getting overloaded. It converts white fat into brown fat (also called beige fat) that burns off as heat – thereby preventing obesity and metabolic dysfunction.
#5 Prevents memory loss-
Scientists at Texas A&M said the antioxidant resveratrol, which is found in the skin of red grapes, helps age-related memory decline. They found that rats given the antioxidant had better blood flow, memory and brain growth. Prof Ashok Shetty said: ‘The study provides novel evidence that resveratrol treatment in late middle age can help improve memory and mood function in old age.’
#6 Improves your sex life-
An Italian study showed that women who drank more than two glasses on a daily basis had a higher sex drive than teetotallers, while a 2012 study showed that men who drank it had higher levels of testosterone, which is linked to having a high sex drive.
#7 Lowers the risk of diabetes-
As per a recent study, moderate red wine consumption can reduce the risk of heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. But apart from moderation, what diabetics (the ones on medication, especially) must also consider is the time of day when they consume the wine.interestingly, as per a study, people who consumed wine three to four times a week were 30% less likely to develop diabetes than those who drank less than once a week.
#8 Prevents depression-
2 to 7 glasses of red wine a week might reduce depression. The same research also suggests that exceeding the limit, conversely, can cause depression.
#9 It has lower cholesterol level-
Raising good cholesterol levels, the resveratrol in red wine can also lower the levels of bad cholesterol. Studies say that a daily glass of red wine for four weeks can elevate good cholesterol levels by 16 percent, and reduce the amount of fibrinogen (a clotting compound) by 15 percent. Red wine can help if you have dark meat. It prevents the release of harmful compounds in dark meat that could raise cholesterol levels.
#10 Prevents cataract-
The antioxidants help to prevent blindness. As per other studies, grapes (and the wine coming from them), green or red or black, can act as a magic bullet in the fight against cataract. It also prevents diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration
#11 Prevents tooth decay-
Drinking red wine prevents tooth decay and cavities. It helps to remove bacteria which otherwise produce acid that damages the teeth over time.
#12 Reduce stress-
Resveratrol in red wine stimulates a particular protein that activates certain genes that repair DNA, suppresses the tumour genes, and promotes longevity genes. Basically, what we mean to say is a glass of red wine a day can help you stress less. But the stress-relieving effects of red wine are not applicable to pregnant women.
#13 Improves bone strength-
Resveratrol in red wine can improve spinal bone density suffering from metabolic syndrome.
#14 Strengthen immune system-
A glass of red wine daily can boost the immune system and also help fight infections. And a glass or two of red wine can also help in fighting colds. As per the American Journal of Epidemiology, this protection can be stronger with red wine than with the white variant. The study states that red wine can develop a kind of immunity that can ward off 200 viruses that trigger the cold.
#15 Makes your skin glow-
A glass of red wine a day can make your skin glow and cuts the risk of precancerous skin lesions. Red wine can also restore your skin’s original glow. The polyphenols in the wine can prevent cell oxidation that ages the skin. The resveratrol also protects the skin from the harmful UV-induced effects.
#16 Fight Acne-
The resveratrol in red wine can slow down the growth of bacteria that cause acne, as per a recent study. It also inhibits keratinocyte proliferation, which can cause acne lesions.
#17 Promotes hair growth-
It is believed that drinking wine adequately improves blood circulation in the scalp which reduces hair loss. you can also rinse your hairs with wine post-shampoo. Resveratrol in red wine is also believed to reduce inflammation and the formation of dead cells on your scalp, thereby promoting hair growth and making it thicker.
#18 Fight against cancer-
The importance of red wine during cancer treatment is so much that doctors wouldn’t advise the patient to give up on red wine if (s)he is already taking it (in moderation). Research suggests resveratrol not only destroys the malignant cells but also protects the normal tissue from the detrimental effects of radiation.
#19 Boosts the level of omega-3 fatty acid-
Moderate Red wine can be beneficial it can boost the levels of omega-3 fatty acids in red blood cells. The study also suggests that Red wine can be beneficial than other alcoholic drinks.