Benefits of Wine
Benefits of Wine
Over the years I have always like Rosé wine as I thought it to be the sweetest tasting and not too strong. However, in the past year I have been getting more into white wine and especially into red wine (which goes so well with a nice steak). I’ve always had the mentality that any wine isn’t good for you, no matter what type it is, but after researching I found that some wines can be really good for your health as part of a balanced diet.
White wine is a favourite among my friends and myself. White wine contains many anti- oxidant properties which can help to prevent diseases including cancer. Research conducted at the University of Barcola show that white wine has a higher level of anti-oxidants than red wine. White wine could also help against the aging of the heart. It can help to improve ventricular recovery which protects the heart, however not all white wines protect the heart. It is believed that only one in three helps against aging. White wine can also help to improve cholesterol. Research has been done to show that those who work out and drink wine (not at the same time, I would like to add) had significant improvement on their cholesterol levels.
Rosé is probably the healthiest out of all the wines as it contains more anti-oxidants than both white and red wine, not to mention it taste the nicest. Rosé contain potassium that lowers blood pressure and also contains a compound called Polyphenol which can help to lower bad cholesterol. It is the best option calorie wise as it is typically a lighter wine a 250ml glass usually has around 73 calories where a 250ml glass of red wine can contain 125 calories so it is perfect as part of a balanced diet. Rosé also contains antioxidant nesueratrol which to protect against cancer.
Red wine is the one with the most health benefits, it is much like dark chocolate. Like white wine and Rosé, red wine is packed full of anti-oxidants which helps to manage infections, high disease, arthritis just to name a few. It can also help to fight weight gain and obesity. At Purdue university, they found that a compound found in the grapes that makes red wine called piceatannol block an immature fat cell ability to grow and develop. Red wine can also help manage diabetes research conducted by the university of Massachusetts found that drinking red wine part of a diabetic diet plan can slow the movement of glucose through the small intestine and into the bloodstream this can help when blood sugar level is high which is commonly experienced by those who have type 2 diabetes. Drinking red wine can also help with brain function as well as protecting your heart.
However, there are many disadvantages to wine. Having one glass of wine isn’t going to cause a negative effect but consuming too much could cause migraines it could lead to inflammation or scarring of the liver. There have also been studies that suggest the consumption of too much alcohol over time increases the risk of cancer. Wine also contains ‘Empty Calories’ which means they have no nutritional value which is not good if you are trying to lose or maintain weight.
According to the drink aware website it advises not to drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week – which is equivalent to 7 glasses of wine.