Does wine really can help you to be healthy, besides helping to make life more beautiful? Oh yes, drinking wine has many health benefits, but the key word, which may spoil the fun, is – moderate. American Association for heart health says that “moderate” means about 2 dl per day, max.
Here are eight excellent reasons why to drink wine every day in moderate quantity:
Drinking wine secure longer lifetime
People who drink wine have a 34 percent lower mortality rate compared to those who drink beer or spirits.
Source: Finnish study on 2,468 people over a period of 29 years, published in 2007 in the journal – Journals of Gerontology.
Reduces risk of heart attack
Those who drink wine moderately, and suffer from high blood pressure, have 30 percent less risk to experience a heart attack, compared to people who do not drink wine.
Source: Research Harvard School of Public Health, conducted on 11,711 people over a period of 16 years. Published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, 2007.
Reduces risk of heart disease
The tannins of red wines contain procyanidins, which protect you from heart disease. Wines from Sardinia and the south of France, contain more procyanidins than other wines.
Source: A study published in the Queen Mary University in London, published in 2006 in the journal Nature.
Reduces risk of type 2 diabetes
Wine lovers have a 30 percent less risk to develop type 2 diabetes, compared to those who do not drink.
Source: Study was completed over 12 years in the Amsterdam University Hospital, published in the journal Diabetes Care, 2005.
Reduces risk of stroke
Probability that a person gets a stroke caused by a blood clot is reduced by about 50 percent in people who drink moderate amounts of alcohol.
Source: Referee Columbia University, carried out on 3,176 people over a period of eight years, published in the journal Stroke, 2006.
Reduces risk of cataracts
Persons who drink alcohol moderately have a 32 percent less risk to get cataracts compared to those who do not drink; people who drink wine are with 43 percent less risk to health problem, compared to those who drank mostly beer.
Source: Study conducted in Ireland, the 1,379 participants, published in the journal Nature in 2003.
Reduces risk of colon cancer
Wine, especially red, when you drunk in moderation, reduces the risk of colon cancer by 45 percent.
Source: A study from the University of Stony Brook, conducted on 2,291 participants, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, 2005.
Slowing down the destruction of brain cells
Degradation brain function occurs faster in people who do not drink alcohol than those who drink moderately.
Source: Columbia University, a study on 1,416 people, published in the journal Neuroepidemiology, 2006.