Red Wine Benefits for Health
Red wine is generally good for you, but it is important to know the specifics of red wine benefits for health because you can then employ them to serve your body better. Over 600 million gallons of red wine is consumed in US and the numbers keep growing. The presence of flavonoids, called Resveratrol in red wine is responsible for the health benefits.
There are many red wine benefits for health. It has been shown to help prevent heart disease, when drunk in moderation. In fact, studies have actually shown that one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men reduces the risk of heart attack for people in middle age by 30-50 percent, which is a quite impressive. There are also many other red wine benefits, such as the fact that it has been proven to help lower bad cholesterol in the body. Lower cholesterol level reduces the risk of blood clots forming and blood vessel damage being caused as a result of fat deposits.
Red wine also contains anti-aging property which helps to keep your arteries healthy and aids in boosting the immune system. Some people even claim that red wine can play a role in preventing cancer.
The Bordeaux region of France produces Cabernets and also some fine Merlots. California is known for quality Cabernets, Merlots, and Zinfandels which are grown in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Oregon and Washington are also making their mark with wonderful Pinots and Merlots.
Only drink red wine in moderation, because drinking too much just because you have heard that it is good for you can be bad for your body. By drinking too much wine you are going to be putting yourself at more danger than before for conditions like obesity, high blood pressure, and cholesterol, stroke, cardiac arrhythmia.
Plenty of research and studies have shown us that red wine benefits are plentiful, but it is also important to realize that you have to maintain an otherwise healthy lifestyle at the same time. To get the benefits of something such as wine, then you should also be consuming a healthy, well-balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, and getting lots of regular exercise.
When your body is in generally healthy shape overall, then and only then will it really be able to prosper from the red wine benefits that are so touted today. So it is very important to stay in shape.
Now that you know the red wine benefits for health, quickly run to the nearby wine shop or better yet shop the fine wine shops online. To serve red wine, let it get to about 66 degrees Fahrenheit. Open it at least 30 minutes before serving to let it “breathe”. This will help to release pent up gasses and add flavor to the wine. While waiting for the wine to breathe get that favorite dish you like prepared, take off your shoes, sit down and relax and enjoy your meal. While you sip your favorite red wine imagine all the benefits and then thank your lucky stars.
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Emily Dickinson, ‘I bring an unaccustomed wine’…
I bring an unaccustomed wine
To lips long parching, next to mine,
And summon them to drink.
Crackling with fever, they essay;
I turn my brimming eyes away,
And come next hour to look.
The hands still hug the tardy glass;
The lips I would have cooled, alas!
Are so superfluous cold,
I would as soon attempt to warm
The bosoms where the frost has lain
Ages beneath the mould.
Some other thirsty there may be
To whom this would have pointed me
Had it remained to speak.