National Wine day is celebrated on May 25 every year in the United States. A glass of wine not only helps to relish the happy high but also ample amount of health benefits depending upon the type of wines is the best thing about this drink.
Among the variety of wines, red wine is known to be slightly healthier because of the presence of some vitamins and minerals but white wine is known to contain fewer calories.
This alcoholic beverage is made out of fermented grapes and other fruits. If taken in moderate quantity, it can result in several health benefits.
The process of winemaking includes fermentation wherein the yeast consumes the sugars in the grapes converting it into alcohol. Different kind of grapes produce a different kind of wines and it can further be combined to create more complex flavors.
Red wine, however, can serve several health benefits
- Helps control Type-2 diabetes
As per a study, a glass of red wine with dinner is known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases in people with type-2 diabetes. Ethanol is present in the wine and it plays a key role in metabolizing glucose and hence may be safe for the people with type-2 diabetes.
- Helps control blood pressure
In the United Kingdom (UK) the researchers have found that procyanidins a compound found in red wine may help keep the blood vessels healthy while controlling blood pressure.
- Prevents Colon Cancer
UK scientists presented a report in 2015 that says consuming resveratrol may reduce the size of bowel tumors by approx 50 percent.
- Prevents breast cancer
Red wine can help to prevent breast cancer too. While consumption of most alcoholic drinks on a regular basis is known to increase the risk of breast cancer, chemicals in the seeds and skins of red grapes if consumed in moderation may actually help prevent breast cancer.
- Protects from Prostate Cancer
In 2007 study it was reported that in men who drink a moderate amount of red wine, the chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer is half that of men who don’t drink red wine. The moderate amount is four to seven glasses of red wine per week.
- Helps prevent Lung Cancer
Moderate consumption of red wine is known to boost the lung function and also help to prevent lung cancer. It protects the cells from proliferating and prevent lung damage.
- Treating acne
Red wine is rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help to treat acne. At times it is also suggested that applying red wine directly on the skin after mixing it with benzoyl peroxide may maximize antibacterial activity.
As said that too much of anything is dangerous, so with the health benefits also comes the risk. Keep the quantities in moderate and not over drink.