Wine is a fermented juice, for which people had been making for centuries and centuries ago. According to history, archaeologists dated the cultivation of grapes as well as the making of wines as early as 6000 to 4000 BC during the civilization in Mesopotamia and in some areas of Caspian Sea. It is said that only the aristocrats, the ordained priests, and the members of the royalty are the only ones who had the chance to enjoy the tastes of wines during those days.
Today, most people can now savour the tastes of wines. In fact many are now drinking wine not just for its delicious taste but also because of its many beneficial effects to our body, especially the red one. Even Hippocrates said that wine has many medicinal benefits. One of the most common kind of wines and mostly studied by researchers and experts is the red wine. However, despite that, there is said to be another study for which white wine is said to nearly have the same health benefits as of that of red wine. Here are some of the benefits of drinking red wine.
One, wine is said to be good for our mental health. Drinking wine had said to have positive effects on people for which one, they can avoid being diagnosed with depression. According to studies, people who drinks two to seven glasses of wine in a span of a week is said to have lesser risks on having depression compared to people who does not drink wines at all.
Second, it prevents cancer. Studies show that wine can actually help in preventing the growth of tumours in our body. It is said that there is a 50 percent probability that wine can reduce the level of bowel tumours, thus the lower risk of having colon cancer. Also, a wine drinker can avoid breast cancer by having moderate consumption of wine. The red wine is said to have a compound called resveratrol which can actually fight cancer as well as has many potential in having many health benefits to the human body. Not only colon and breast cancer though, it can also prevent lung cancer and can help the lungs to function well.
Third, it is good for our cardiovascular health. It lowers the risks of people having strokes, heart attacks, and any other complications in the heart. It also helps in boosting the level of good cholesterol in our body as well as the level of omega-3 fatty acids in the body’s plasma and red blood cells. Thus, the red wine helps in protecting the body from having coronary heart disease. It can also help the body in managing well glucose and it also lowers the risks of having diabetes.
Other than that, wines are said to have anti-aging effects to the body. Wine as long as it is consumed moderately, not too much nor too little, can be very beneficial to our body. Experts suggest that moderate consumption means approximately only one glass per day for women and two glasses for men. One just has to remember this because drinking too much can also bring risks.