By Mike Geary
You may have heard a rumor that red wine is actually good for you; or maybe you just hoped that it wasn’t all that bad for you. I’m here to tell you the “secret ingredient” that helps red wine protect
you from caner, benefit your heart and even prevent tooth decay.
The beneficial ingredient found in red wine is called resveratrol. Whenever I read that word I think “reverse”-atrol because this antioxidant helps reverse the negative effects of aging. I guess technically it doesn’t reverse the effects (sorry, there is no fountain of youth), but it can slow down the harmful effects of oxidation in your body significantly. In addition to resveratrol red wine contains flavonoids and sapponins which help protect your heart against cardiovascular disease.
Now I’ve given a couple examples of how red wine can benefit you, but let’s just get to the full list of benefits. Red wine can help all of the following to varying degrees:
- Slow down the effects of aging
- Protect you from cardiovascular disease
- Raise your levels of “good” HDL cholesterol
- Helps prevent type 2 diabetes
- Protect you from osteoporosis
- Helps fight and prevent cancer
- Hardens your enamel to fight tooth decay
This sounds like some kind of miracle drug right? Of course there are limitations, and you need to exercise moderation because of the negative effects of too much alcohol, but isn’t it nice to be able to treat yourself to the occasional glass of wine without all the guilt because you know you are doing something good for you?
To learn more details about the benefits of red wine and the one thing I didn’t talk about, which is the surprising things revealed in a study about how red wine affects your gut click the link below.
==> Red wine and your gut? (interesting study results)
If you liked this article, please fwd this email to your friends and family, and enjoy your wine!