Red wine contains flavenoids, powerful antioxidants that your body needs for the regulation of cell growth, prevention of blood clots and reduction of inflammation. Just one glass of red wine a day has a wide range of health benefits.
Red wine reduces the production of bad cholesterol (LDL) while promoting the good cholesterol (HDL). Polyphenols in red wine fight hardening of the arteries by releasing nitric oxide, a chemical that keeps your veins elastic and relaxed.
According to Nicholas Wade of “The New York Times,” multiple studies have shown that resveratrol, present in red wine, may extend life expectancy and overall quality of life.
Red wine reduces the production of fibrinogen, a protein that increases the production of blood clots.
Drinking a glass of red wine after dinner may lower blood pressure in people who suffer from hypertension.
A study at the University of California, Los Angeles, found that the polyphenols in red wine guard against the onslaught of Alzheimer’s disease by blocking proteins that contribute to the destruction of brain cells.
According to Jodi Mailander Farrell of DenverPost.com, a new study has linked consumption of red wine to an increased rate of cancer.