Drinking Red Wine Can Have Great Benefits

Red Wine Nutrition

There is not a lot of nutritional content in red wine, however red wine does possess certain qualities that make it beneficial for one’s health. In addition, it is important to understand that with all beverages that contain alcohol that moderation is the key to reaping these benefits. Red wine is a tremendous indulgence for all to enjoy, and with this undefinable pleasure comes a selection of perks. However, there are some things you must know about red wine besides the types, flavors, classifications, and fun stuff. Here is some information on red wine nutrition along with a list of benefits that one can reap when they consume it in moderation:

Red Wine Nutrition information:

You must take into consideration that all wines vary in the amount of sugars that they contain so this can cause the carbohydrates and sugar content to fluctuate thus raising the levels in wines that may be sweeter.  Most red wines contain about 110 calories per 5oz. serving.  Red wine contains no fat and no cholesterol. There may be traces of sodium that range 7 grams per serving or so. In addition, wines that contain a higher alcohol level will also consists of higher calories per serving. It is important to understand that calories can accrue when an individual drinks more than a few glasses a day so watch those calories and do not overdo it.

Health benefits of Red Wine:

  • ·Red wines contain resveratrol which is linked to promoting heart health and also contains anti aging capabilities.
  • ·Drinking wine in moderation can prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
  • ·Is known to aid in digestive disorders and ailments can improve symptoms of IBS and stomach ulcers.
  • ·Red wine contains anti-oxidants that are powerful for preventative health.
  • ·Has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.
  • ·Can prevent several types of cancers and reduce the risk of someone contracting diseases.
  • ·Decrease the chances of someone contracting diabetes.
  • ·Increase and improve vascular health.
  • ·Promotes overall longevity of life to those who drink it in moderation.
  • ·Drinking red wine can improve cholesterol levels in the body.
  • ·Can reduce high- blood pressure and prevent hypertension in individuals who are at risk.
  • ·Is used as a preventative measure it can combat tooth decay.
  • ·Wine drinkers supposedly live less stressful and experience a higher quality of life.
  • ·Improves cognitive functions in the body as well as memory.
  • ·Can relax an individual and provide a sense of euphoria as well as aid in sleep.

As with most alcohol, these health benefits cannot be attained if over indulgence occurs. Be sure to keep your limit at 1-2 glasses or servings of wine today to reap the many health benefits of red wine. Watch your red wine nutrition! Empty calories in wine can cause weight gain if overdone. Enjoy your wine, but remember moderation is the key to a happier and healthier life!

Comments

  1. Carolina Figueroa says:

    Red Wine:
    Reduced risk of death from nearly all causes: European researchers suggest that moderate daily intake of red wine (22-32 g of alcohol) has a protective effect on all-cause mortality. According to studies from France, UK, Finland and Denmark, moderate consumption of wine is more beneficial than that of beer or spirits.

    Smoking: Acute smoking significantly impairs vessels’ natural ability to relax, or vasodilate. Red wine, with or without alcohol, decreases the harmful effect of smoking on the endothelium – layer of cells that provide a friction-reducing lining in lymph vessels, blood vessels, and the heart.

    Heart disease: One of the well-known and most studied benefits of red wine is its heart protective effect. Moderate consumption of red wine on a regular basis may be a preventative against coronary heart disease. Scientists believe the red wine reduces the risk of coronary heart disease by reducing production of low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and boosting high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.

    Blood clots: Red wine produces anticlotting, or antithrombotic, action. Light to moderate consumers of wine have lower levels of protein fibrinogen which promotes blood clot formation.

    Atherosclerosis: Red wine may prevent the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis (hardening or “furring” of the arteries). Atherosclerosis starts when blood vessels begin to lose their ability to relax. Both the alcohol and polyphenols in the red wine appear to favorably maintain healthy blood vessels by promoting the formation of nitric oxide (NO), the key chemical relaxing factor that plays an important role in the regulation of vascular tone.

    Hypertension: Excessive alcohol consumption is generally considered a risk factor for hypertension. However, there is some evidence of favorable effects of red wine on blood pressure. Two glasses of red wine (250 ml), taken together with the meal, lower post-meal blood pressure in hypertensive persons.

    Kidney stones: Red wine intake reduces the risk of kidney stone formation.

    Alzheimer’s disease: Moderate wine drinking correlates with a lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers found that resveratrol, a red wine polyphenol, produces neuroprotective effects.

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  3. Lorie says:

    Grape juice has the same health benefits as wine.

    Here is the problem. A lot of juice drinks contain High Fructose Corn Syrup, which is one of the worst things you can ingest. It is so high in sugar content that your system does not know what to do with it. Therefore, it usually over reacts, and puts your system into a sugar/insulin shock overload.

    Wine does not contain this stuff.

    The trick is, look at the ingredients of your grape juice, and make sure you are drinking pure grape juice, not colored water, colored apple juice with grape flavor, or worse yet sugar water.